The state of Salzburg is one of the most dynamic economic regions in Europe. The small and medium-sized-business oriented economy has proved to be a crisis-proof stability factor. Two-thirds of companies work in trade, tourism and corporate services. Due to its location, Salzburg is also home to a number of corporate offices of national and multinational corporations.
AN ECONOMIC HUB IN THE HEART OF EUROPE
As a member of the European Union, Austria moves with the expansion into Central and Eastern Europe in the center of the community. Salzburg plays an important role as an economic hub of north to south and west to east.
QUALIFIED AND MOTIVATED EMPLOYEES
Approximately 287,000 persons in Salzburg are employed, the unemployment rate is far below the EU‘s and also below the Austrian average. Thanks to the excellent education system qualified employees are available to companies. Labor input, productivity and employee loyalty are especially appreciated by the resident company.
Austria offers foreign investors a broad spectrum of incentives through support for small and medium-sized enterprises, research and development, start-ups and technology-oriented investments.
EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE CENTRE
For over a quarter-century, “Messezentrum Salzburg“ has been Austria‘s most successful trade fair venue. Around 600,000 visitors attend the 34 trade fairs and exhibitions in the city of Mozart. In addition to 10 exibition halls with a total size of more than 40.000 m², new conferences rooms with space for 2,000 - 4,000 participants are available. With the “Salzburgarena“ the centre features also a stage for all sorts of sporting, cultural and fair-related events for more than 6,000 visitors.
Salzburg‘s international integration into the trans-national road, rail and air travel network is only to be expected for a business, tourism and cultural metropolis. Salzburg is located on Europe‘s most important north-souts and east-west road and rail corridors. Business location Salzburg is a jumping-off place to the whole world.
Salzburg airport serves as a modern regional airport for the European region, creating jobs and playing an even greater role as a powerful investor in the economy and the tourism sector. Processing 1.8 million passengers annually, Salzburg is Austria‘s largest federal airport.
NEXT TO MUNICH
Salzburg is very close to the Bavarian capital Munich, but has sa ignificantly lower basic and staff costs. The companies enjoy tax benefits in Austria: The taxation of business income is very attractive in European comparison, the foundation law offers excellent opportunities to obtain wealth and multiply.