Business Location

Canton Solothurn

Place Solothurn
Total area 791 km2
Administrative units 5
Municipalities 109
Population 281'415 (31.12.2021)
Foreign Population 24.0%
Number of employed people 141'551
Number of businesses 16'609 (2021)
Per capita gross domestic product 68'846 CHF (2019)
Economic sectors 2.9% agriculture
25.6% industry
71.5% service
Economic centers Solothurn, Olten, Grenchen,
Key industries

Medtech, precision industry,
watchmaking, logistics

Well-known brands Breitling, Mondaine, Porsche Design
JURA, Schaerer, Studer Cables, Storen Schenker
DePuy Synthes, Mathys Medical, Stryker, Ypsomed
Alpiq, BKW, Biogen, Bell, SBB
Coop, Migros Verteilbetriebe, Murpf

Swiss quality reigns in the Canton of Solothurn: Innovation, precision, and reliability. We look forward to presenting you the advantages of our business location and providing you with pertinent information.

A hotspot of medical technology

Inside Switzerland the Canton of Solothurn is a hotspot of the medical technology. As a pioneer in the field the Canton Solothurn has easy access to the know-how in fine-mechanics and handwork of the Swiss watch industry.