Good job. Good life.

The Rhine Valley is home to global high-tech producers just as it is to regional businesses. Our successful Rhine Valley companies offer great jobs and opportunities for career development. It is a feature of the Rhine Valley that the region offers people not only the opportunity to make a career for themselves, but also a high quality of life und housing at the same time. The St. Gallen Rhine Valley region has one of the highest proportions of industrial companies in the high-tech sector throughout Switzerland. Sectors such as mechanical engineering, electronics and optics are also strongly represented here – by companies that are often global market leaders. The companies in these sectors, which number over 500, range from small businesses and supply firms to companies with several thousand employees, such as SFS Group and Leica Geosystems AG.

Industry

1.5 bn across the big pond.

Rhine Valley industry exports most of its products to all corners of the world. Goods worth almost 1.5 billion francs go the USA.

Canton St. Gallen exports goods worth around 10 billion francs. And the St. Gallen Rhine Valley accounts for 4 billion of this total. And a third of this finds its way to the USA.

So American companies and consumers are among the best customers of the Rhine Valley. Incidentally, almost 60 percent of the goods manufactured in the Rhine Valley for export are delivered to our European neighbours. And 12 percent goes to Asia. 

(Source: AGV Rheintal, 2013)