Our advantages as a location
Glarus is a pro-business canton. Our industrial region has evolved into an attractive business location with many advantages thanks to one of Switzerland's first economic and business promotion laws. The key benefits in a nutshell:
- Person-to-person: the Glarnerland is big enough to offer companies enough space – and small enough to make fast decisions without bureaucratic hassles. People talk with one another, the administration is organised efficiently, and companies will always find a listening ear for their questions and concerns.
- Good advice isn't expensive: The Contact Centre for Business assists entrepreneurs who are setting up a company as well as businesses that relocate here. Our experts are on hand to assist with advice backed up by action: thanks to their excellent regional networks, they can open doors.
- Quality of life comes before pay: Companies will find affordable real estate and well-trained employees in the Canton of Glarus. The people of Glarus appreciate their high quality of life. Companies benefit from lower payroll costs than in nearby Zurich, and the tax burden is also comparatively light.
- Near to everywhere: The Glarnerland has excellent transportation links. Zurich and Zurich Airport are only an hour away by car or train; the most important north-south transit route runs through the canton; and private aircraft and helicopters take off and land at Mollis. This is a truly central location, with Europe only a stone's throw away.