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Welcome to Bern! If you are a start-up or an established company looking to locate to the Canton of Bern and grow your business, the Bern Economic Development Agency (BEDA) is your one-stop shop.

To get your business or project off to a straightforward start, we can provide you with all the important information you need, comprehensive initial advice and expert support in your search for the ideal premises completely free of charge. We can put you in touch with the right departments and provide you with many useful contacts.

We help you take your business to the next level in the Canton of Bern.

Advisory services

Opening the right doors: from communal, cantonal, or federal authorities to financial service providers, surety bond providers, consultants, lawyers, industry and cluster organizations, educational institutions, or business networks, we can put you in touch with the right people.

You can get advice from us and our partners on:

Financial assistance

On the money: businesses relocating to the Canton of Bern and Bernese companies planning innovative projects or wanting to open up new markets are eligible for financial contributions subject to certain criteria for:

Tax breaks and real estate transfer tax

Attractive tax rates: Will your project or relocation have a significant impact on the local economy? Or will it preserve or create jobs? If so, we can advise you on any tax breaks you may be eligible for.

Site selection

Ideally placed: we can help you find building land, real estate and commercial space in suitable locations.

Evaluation visits

Come and see for yourself! Visit the Canton of Bern and discover how much it has to offer: it’s a great place to live and work, and the quality of living is second to none. We are on hand to help you throughout the entire process of establishing your branch or business here.

Networking events

A nos yeux, il est essentiel pour vous, en tant qu'entreprise bernoise, d’avoir un accès direct aux milieux économiques, universitaires et politiques afin de pouvoir y rencontrer des interlocuteurs pertinents. A votre intention, nous organisons donc des événements propices au réseautage.

Our services for tourism and regional development: 

Further information

Unternehmen, die stark unter den Folgen der Covid-19-Pandemie leiden, können finanzielle Unterstützung beantragen.

Innovation Coaching for Bernese SMEs and Start-ups


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