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Welcome to the Basel Area: the Swiss business hub of the future. Here, at the heart of the continent, where excellent transport and infrastructure connections combine with a highly skilled workforce, attractive tax rates and an enviable quality of life, you’ll find a natural choice for establishing headquarters or growing a business.

In addition to being the undisputed leader in the life sciences sector, the Basel Area presents a strong ecosystem for a number of other industries, such as health technology, medtech, precision engineering, logistics, and trade and consumer goods. Discover how Basel Area Business & Innovation can help your business prosper.

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Discover why these top global companies chose to locate in the Basel Area.

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Whether you're relocating your headquarters, setting up a new marketing and sales division, or opening a research and development facility, it's never been easier to get your team on the ground in the Basel Area.
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Basel Area Business & Innovation, Invest

Wichtige Änderungen beim Anmeldeverfahren für Kurzarbeit

Beim Anmeldeverfahren für Kurzarbeit treten am 1. September 2020 wichtige Änderungen in Kraft. Dies teilt das Amt für Wirtschaft und Arbeit des Kantons Basel-Stadt mit.

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Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest

Basel is “probably the most productive life sciences location in the world”

Two thirds of the value added attributable to the pharmaceutical industry as a whole in Switzerland is generated in the Basel Area, as revealed by an Interpharma report. However, the region also shines in an international comparison. Interpharma CEO René Buholzer regards it as “probably the most productive life sciences location in the world”.

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