Founded in 2012, the St. Gallen Bodensee Area (www.sgba.ch) is the official association representing the St. Gallen, Thurgau and two Appenzell cantons. The organisation promotes the region internationally and provides relocation support for the St. Gallen Bodensee Area, which is the third largest economic region in Switzerland with a catchment area covering two million people.
The St. Gallen Bodensee Area positions the region in selected markets and clusters and is involved in efforts to attract international companies to the district.
SGBA works in close collaboration with Osec, the national organisation responsible for promoting Switzerland as a business location, and with all key partners involved in the location selection process, including consulting firms, estate agents, research facilities, universities and banks.
Regional but strong in worldwide business
With its versatile skills portfolio and top centres for research, the St. Gallen Bodensee Area enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide as a business location, not only for Asian entrepreneurs.
Global corporations including SAP, Hexagon, Dow Chemical, Microsoft and Hamilton have set up research operations in our region. The St. Gallen Bodensee Area has leading centres of innovation in precision technology, electronics and optics for information and communications technology, medical technology and the clean tech sector.
The St. Gallen Bodensee Area is the ideal location for high value-added production, research and corporate functions.
The large number of international companies from all over the world who have decided to invest in the area in recent months, including Sigma-Aldrich, Würth, Diners, HolidayCheck, Hexagon, Suek and Strellson, are testament to the attractiveness of the region as a business location.