An attractive setting for businesses at the heart of Europe
The canton of Vaud has a number of specific advantages: it is a highly prosperous region, a global center for innovation with high academic density, and is situated at the heart of Switzerland – a country which enjoys excellent economic stability and a work ethic of genuine quality.
All of these advantages come together in a region where the quality of life is outstanding, which explains why so many businesses from abroad decide to set up registered offices here. Major companies with international reputations in all economic sectors are located in the area, including Nissan, Medtronic, Nestlé, Chiquita, Edwards Lifesciences, SC Johnson, Salesforce, Cisco, Honeywell, Bobst, Incyte, and Becton Dickinson.
These businesses have chosen Vaud as the seat of their European headquarters, with some steering their EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) operations from the canton. Then there are younger companies, such as Russian/US start-up Vizerra which is active in the IT sector, which have chosen to benefit from Vaud’s central location to develop their activities in Europe and out towards the Asian market.