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Innovation thanks to tradition and cooperation
St.Gallen is the centre and driving force of a dynamic economic area that was shaped for a long time by the textile industry. Today, it has been overtaken by the service sector, with a share of around 82% of total employment. St.Gallen can also hold its own in the area of information and communication technologies, which has become increasingly important in recent years and will remain a growth market in the future. The city employs around 10% of the people who work in this field, putting it in second place among Switzerland’s 10 largest cities in this sector.
St.Gallen offers outstanding educational facilities and industrial research at the highest level. The University of St.Gallen (HSG), the St.Gallen University of Applied Sciences (FHS) and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) impress with their close relationship with business and their contribution to the innovative power of various sectors in Eastern Switzerland.
The high quality of life also makes St.Gallen an attractive location for international companies and their headquarters. While the Raiffeisen Group and the Helvetia Group have been based in the city for some time, Sigma-Aldrich and Transoilgroup AG are two value-creating companies to have recently settled in St.Gallen.
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