Our philosophy – we are there for you

Nidwalden Economic Development Agency is the link between business, administration and politics. We support innovation and strengthen economic momentum in Nidwalden. We are there for you if you have any questions or problems – personally, promptly and locally. Through company visits and events, we promote contacts between our office, the companies and the people working in our canton.

Our aim is to create qualitative growth and promising jobs in the Canton of Nidwalden. We see ourselves as a service provider for large, internationally operating companies as well as for SMEs, sole proprietorships and start-ups. For companies that have been based here for a long time and for newcomers.


Founders create innovative ideas
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For founders

We love innovative ideas and support companies, such as “Central Switzerland Innovative”, with market assessments, technology research and the search for suitable funding programmes. We offer active assistance in finding suitable company locations and in relocating companies. 

PC-24 Pilatus Aircraft over the Alpes
© Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.

For companies

Nidwalden is characterised by high value creation, a liberal economic environment, qualified specialists and innovative companies from a wide range of sectors. The location offers companies a productive and sustainable environment at attractive tax rates. This makes the small canton a national high-flyer with many competitive advantages. And with the Economic Development Agency, all companies have a competent partner at their side in all matters.

Craftsman planing
© iStockphoto.com/Milos Dimic

For specialists

Well-trained and highly motivated specialists work in Nidwalden. Nidwalden’s economic structure and Nidwalden-based companies offer a wide range of services – from traditional craftsmanship to high-tech. Many of these companies train apprentices in manual, commercial and technical occupations. Switzerland’s unrivalled, tried-and-tested dual education system with school and practice, provides a constant supply of professionals and specialists in demand by the economy.

View of Lake Lucerne from the Hotel Villa Honegg
© Hotel Villa Honegg/Timo Schwach

For private individuals

Nidwalden is where people from all over the world love to spend their holidays. Around 40 kilometres of lake shore on Lake Lucerne and the surrounding foothills of the Alps ensure a high quality of life with a wide range of sports and leisure opportunities – on land, in the air, and in and on the water. Nidwalden also has a wide range of educational institutions and a comprehensive range of medical services. A wide range of culinary, tourist and cultural offerings complete the picture of a welcoming, attractive canton.

How can we help?

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

+41 41 618 76 54

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.