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The Canton of Bern has more than 1 million inhabitants. Around 630,000 people have found attractive jobs here, thanks to our multifaceted economic structure. And with more than 80,000 people employed in industrial manufacturing, the Canton of Bern is the largest industrial canton in Switzerland.

A massive 70,000 companies in the Canton of Bern benefit from the optimum business environment we offer here:

  • A highly-qualified workforce
  • Moderate taxes on corporate income
  • Bilingual workers
  • Close ties to universities, universities of applied sciences, and research and development
  • Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne
  • Affordable land and real estate prices

The Canton of Bern – an international comparison

  GDP (USD) / inhabitant Labor force
participation rate
Business tax rate Tax rate skilles employees Annuel working hours
BE 78 800 83.1% 17.2% 34.8% 1 581
CH 80 200 79.8% 16.6% 32.1% 1 570
D (Munich) 38 500 75.3% 29.3% 40.9% 1 356
F (Paris) 44 500 64.7% 34.0% 48.4% 1 514
USA (NY) 59 500 70.1% 40.8% 39.3% 1 780

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