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WHY ARE OVER 1,200 U.S. COMPANIES IN SWITZERLAND?     

Talent: A multi-lingual, highly skilled workforce and world-class universities; Cost: Competitive cost and tax structures to optimize global operations, IP, supply chain, and more; Labor Flexibility: Essentially at-will employment like the US, for easy ramp up or down; Stability: A strong and stable economy - set apart from EU - presents attractive case for investment; Certainty: Direct contact with tax and cantonal authorities prior to investing.

KEY INDEPENDENT BUSINESS RANKINGS Innovation Most Innovative Country in the World (INSEAD/WIPO Global Innovation Index 2012; 3rd consecutive year); Most Innovative Country in Europe (European Innovation Scoreboard 2013; 6th consecutive year); Competiveness / Productivity Most Competitive Business Operating Environment in the World (World Economic Forum, Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013; 4th consecutive year) - Competitiveness defined as “the set of institutions, policies, and factors that determine the level of productivity of a country” - The report also ranks Switzerland #1 for innovation and sophistication factors. Regulatory Most Economic Freedom in Europe (The Heritage Foundation 2012 Index of Economic Freedom; 3rd consecutive year) - Ranking of trade, business, investment and property rights Satisfaction World’s Highest Job and Life Satisfaction (OECD Better Life Index 2012) 3 of the top 10 world cities for Quality of Life (Mercer 2012 Quality of Living Report)

ABOUT US Switzerland Trade & Investment Promotion is the global trade and investment arm of Switzerland, working with foreign companies considering a business location in Europe. We serve as a first link in your due diligence, with the goal of sorting out basic issues and connecting you to appropriate Swiss authorities who can walk you through the complete evaluation and set up process. Switzerland Trade & Investment Promotion Contact: Daniel Bangser, Director North America (Investment) Tel: +1 (212) 599 5700 ext 1032 E: daniel.bangser@eda.admin.ch W: www.locationswitzerland.com

Switzerland. Trade and Investment Promotion. Consulate General of Switzerland, 633 Third Avenue, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10017-6706, USA Phone +1 212 599 5700, www.locationswitzerland.com, www.switzerland-ge.com


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