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.


Top 10 Rhine Valley – high-tech valley.

The high-tech sector is thriving in the Rhine Valley. The valley between Lake Constance and the Alps is one of the most important high-tech hubs in Europe. The Rhine Valley is known and appreciated as the technology supplier
par excellence.

When it comes to technology, the Rhine Valley is a premier league location. Of 1200 technology locations in Europe, the Rhine Valley is among the top ten. In German-speaking regions, the Rhine Valley even enjoys a place on the podium, making the region between Lake Constance and the Alps one of the three best locations for the high-tech industry.

Because Rhine Valley high-tech and high-quality products are in demand all over the world, the Rhine Valley is the export driver of Eastern Switzerland. For example, more than 80 percent of all precision optics companies in Switzerland are based in the east of the country. Important technology suppliers to the European automotive industry are also based in the Rhine Valley. 

(Source: Institut Contor, 2005)