An excellent corporate environment and attractive growth perspectives make Liechtenstein a great place to do business. It is no coincidence that it is home to more than 4000 companies, including many global players highly successful in their respective niche markets.
Companies in Liechtenstein develop, produce and sell leading products and services across the world. The Principality offers an excellent environment for doing so, including easy access to highly qualified workers from Liechtenstein itself and the region around Lake Constance. Key to its success as a business location is the country's position in the heart of Europe with direct access to all EU and EWR markets as well as to Switzerland. A high degree of stability and reliability, reflected in the country's AAA credit rating, go towards making the Principality of Liechtenstein a profitable location for modern entrepreneurs.
Liechtenstein is a highly industrialised country. Around 40% of the workforce is employed in the industrial sector, which together with the manufacturing sector generates almost 40% of the country's gross value added. Though there are a number of large industrial companies in the Principality, it is the many small and medium-sized enterprises which form the backbone of Liechtenstein's economy.
Another important economic factor is the country's position as a professional, stable and innovative financial centre. The financial services sector is second only in size to the industrial sector.