Location Promotion Activities

The Swiss Business Hub Brazil (SBH) is the first point of contact for local companies, managers, advisers and other interested parties wanting to localize their business in Switzerland. As part of the mandate on behalf of the Swiss Government (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO), the SBH works closely with the regional and cantonal business promotion agencies in Switzerland.

What we do:

  • Introduce to the economic and entrepreneurial structure in Switzerland
    Information about Switzerland’s unique selling point, administrative and legal environment, practical steps to establish a company, labour market and laws, financial issues (costs and tax), real estate, etc.
  • Support the development of an internationalization strategy and business plan
    Support in structuring the project of internationalization of Brazilian companies, including an in depth analysis of the viability
  • Connect with strategic local partners and companies in Switzerland
    Introduction to key stakeholders who can help accelerate your internationalization (representatives of 26 cantonal investment promotion agencies, industry associations, R&D centers and innovation clusters)
  • Evaluate and exploit the opportunities
    Assessment for choosing the right location for your business, organization of exploratory missions to potential locations/partners, information about recruitment of local staff, etc.

Key advantages of Switzerland as a business location

There are numerous good reasons to choose Switzerland as a business location. Innovation and technology, a liberal economic system, political stability and the close interlinking with foreign markets, an excellent education and health system, outstanding infrastructure and the high quality of life as well as a competitive tax system are only a few of them.

Switzerland’s strong education system is the basis of excellently educated specialists and more than 60 higher education establishments. Thanks to this and a business-friendly climate, Switzerland proves to be the hot-spot for research and development with high innovative strength and productivity.

Low capital costs, currency stability, solid purchasing power and a moderate tax burden make the Swiss economy one of the most liberal economies in the world. Moreover, the federalist political system together with direct democracy and political and economic stability guarantee high investment safety.

Besides numerous economic factors, Switzerland also offers excellent conditions for an optimal work-life balance. Breathtaking landscapes, outstanding infrastructure, exciting cultural events and attractive real estate offers serve to create a very high standard of living in a country greatly favoured by expats.