Zurich – the most populated city in Switzerland
More than 400,000 citizens make Zurich the most populous city in Switzerland. If you include the entire surrounding region, there are well over a million residents. The metropolitan area around beautiful Lake Zurich is densely populated and home to the headquarters of numerous companies of various sizes. It’s the ideal environment for a lively coworking scene, where founders, self-employed enterprises, and start-ups can also enter Zurich’s thriving business world in an affordable way.
Zurich’s geopolitical and economic importance makes it a world-class city. Within the country, which already enjoys an international reputation as a financial center, Zurich is the largest conurbation for financial and insurance services, as some of the world’s largest banks are located here. It is also a transportation hub: the train station is the largest in Switzerland. The same is true for education – two of the world’s most important universities are found in the city.
Economic power in eastern Switzerland – a city with plenty of charm
Zurich shines with a superb quality of life. The old town, including Kreis 1, is excellently preserved, boasting countless museums, galleries, libraries, and archives, making it possible to experience the city’s history dating back to the Roman Empire. Even the medieval old town is remarkably well-preserved.
In the contemporary city, there are theaters, concert halls, lively nightlife, and a packed calendar of events. The pristine Lake Zurich, the Alps on the city’s doorstep, and hundreds of stunning vistas invite visitors to enjoy entertaining experiences all year round. Zurich is charming, inviting, and a great city in which to work.
Zurich is also a world leader in its economic prowess. In addition to the financial sector, leading companies from the fields of information and communications technology, engineering, and life sciences, and the cultural and creative industries operate here. According to official information from the city, the latter cluster alone comprises around 5,000 companies with approximately 33,000 employees. The urban environment with short travel distances, proximity to potential customers, innovative like-minded people, and a diverse mix of high-quality living and working conditions make Zurich a particularly attractive location for companies of all types.
Other advantages, especially for young companies, are a deregulated labor market and the low taxes that are typical of Switzerland. And if your company is growing, and you want to bring new talent on board, there is an excellent selection in the educated local talent pool. That is due to the leading European research institutions such as the ETH and the University of Zurich. These lauded academic institutions make Zurich an attractive location for young professionals.
Furthermore, the well-developed infrastructure and continuous economic growth opportunities combined with a high quality of life make Zurich one of the world’s most sought-after places to live and work. We are happy to help you find the perfect coworking space for you in this unique city.