Investing and working

With an industrial tradition going back centuries, the Thal area combines state-of-the-art infrastructure with space to grow and a unique natural environment – all highly affordable and easy to reach. Thal is a thriving center of smaller-scale enterprise, invention, and innovation. Part of the Mittelland economic area, it’s only a few minutes by car from the main A1 highway.

The benefits of setting up in the Thal area:

  • 1.6 million potential customers and employees around Bern, Basel, and Zurich within 60 minutes
  • Costs
    Affordable wage costs, low rents and land prices, and loyal staff combine to make this an attractive location for business
  • Work-life balance
    Unspoiled nature and a wide range of leisure activities make this a great area to live and work

Living in the Thal area

The nine villages of the Thal are embedded in a unique natural environment. There’s a wide selection of affordable housing plus modern schools, kindergartens, and daycare facilities. The area also has extensive leisure options, thriving clubs for many different activities, and a wealth of cultural offerings. 

Suggested activities:

  • Holzweg Thal
    This discovery trail is a playful and artistic experience for all the senses that allows you to discover the forest and the natural product timber.
  • Haarundkamm, the hair and comb museum
    Visit a unique interactive exhibition on the original factory premises to learn about Mümliswil’s fascinating 200-year history of comb-making.
  • Juraweg Thal (Thal Jura trail)
    Hike the second ridge of the Jura along the entire Thal for unique views and 50 panels with information on the area’s geography, geology, history, nature, agriculture, and forestry.