Business in Nidwalden

Canton Nidwalden's economy features a multiplicity of small and medium-sized enterprises operating in a wide variety of sectors. The latter include aviation, special-purpose machinery manufacture, medical technology, international trade and surface finishing, to name but a few.

Favourable business conditions created by the canton have helped maintain economic development, even during downturns in the economy. The accessibility of the cantonal authorities and administrative organs plays a role, as does, importantly, the attractive tax environment.

Nidwalden's central location in Europe benefits the operations of internationally oriented businesses. The canton lies in the heart of Switzerland on the main north-south axis and incorporates a section of the Lake Lucerne shoreline. It benefits from excellent road, rail and air links.

Statistical data on the canton may be found under Statistik (available in German only).