Business Location

Canton Solothurn

Place Solothurn
Total area 791 km2
Administrative units 5
Municipalities 109
Population 274'748 (31.12.2018)
Foreign Population 23,0%
Number of employed people 145'930
Number of businesses 17'962
Per capita gross domestic product (2017) 65'400 CHF
Economic sectors 3,0% agriculture
26,2% industry
70,8% service
Economic centers Solothurn, Olten, Grenchen,
Breitenbach
Key industries

Medtech, precision industry,
watchmaking

Well-known brands Porsche Design, Breitling, Mondaine, Eta,
Jura, DePuy Synthes, Mathys, Ypsomed,
Stryker, Biogen, Swiss Prime Site,
Nestlé, Henkel, Bimbosan, Bell, Studer Cables,
SBB, Alpiq, ...

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. Please contact us directly:

Sarah Koch
+41 32 627 95 27
sarah.koch@awa.so.ch

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.