A stable, broadly diversified business location in a very small area, wedged between Austria and Switzerland with more than 4,000 businesses: That is Liechtenstein.
With more than 37,000 inhabitants and just as many, predominantly highly qualified workers, Liechtenstein is the job engine and an anchor of stability for the Rhine Valley/Lake Constance Region. Every day, 19,000 workers commute to Liechtenstein primarily from Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. Success factors include especially Liechtenstein's membership in two economic areas (the European Economic Area and the Swiss economic area), a liberal economic order, efficient authorities and supervision, and a high degree of legal certainty. The tax and legal framework is optimal for entrepreneurship and satisfies the international standards.
Liechtenstein's specialists have an excellent education and international experience. As an important educational institution, the University of Liechtenstein is guided largely by the needs of the economy. Core subjects at the tertiary level are financial services, business information systems, entrepreneurship, and architecture.
Magnificent Alpine flora and fauna offer an inviting setting for active recreation. High-quality cultural offerings in music and the visual arts attract international greats to Liechtenstein every year.