In Lausanne, the development of the city is bound up with a dynamic economy!
Buoyed by some 170,000 jobs devoted mainly to the services sector, the economic centre of Lausanne stands out as a beacon of excellence in the knowledge economy.
Seat of several multinationals
A central location at the heart of Europe, a competitive taxation system, a highly qualified workforce, good transport links and a pragmatic public administration are all assets that make Lausanne an attractive business location. As a cosmopolitan city open to the world, Lausanne entices the most discerning organisations and multinationals. Last but not least, the beauty of the surroundings also confers an economic advantage on the city.
Transfer of knowledge
An exceptionally compact network of expertise characterises the Lausanne region. The proximity of industry and vocational colleges, key sources of innovation, favours the transfer of technology, particularly in the fields of life sciences, biomedicine and nutrition. Technology and biopole parks therefore aim to encourage and promote scientific collaboration between stakeholders in research and industry. At the same time, Lausanne is a bustling centre of activity for conventions held in connection with the training and research sector and with international sport administration.
Thriving financial centre
Stakeholders in the finance and insurance industry appreciate the discretion of Lausanne as a thriving financial centre, as well as the first-class training provided in this field by the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).