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Zurich

  • Winterthur is satellite town to the city of Zurich, ie, in the greater metro area of Zurich
  • Zurich Rated No. 2 best place to live in the world for expatriates by Mercer Consulting
    • Based on 39 criteria
    • Trendy, vibrant, youthful
  • Birthplace of private banking
    • "Gnomes of Zurich" are famous for customer service, discretion, investing skill
  • Competitive Advantage: Hub for traditional financial services
    • Accounting, Law, Finance, Insurance
  • European HQ for firms like Google
  • Host to largest open air festival in Europe
  • Carnival is a huge celebration
  • New Orleans, San Francisco, and Boulder Colorado all in one place
  • Close to lots of Alpine ski resorts
    • Especially in central Alps: Rigi, Mythen only an hour away
    • Matterhorn is not far, nor is Davos, St. Moritz
  • Geneva, another center for banking, is only 90 minutes away
    • United Nations and other international organizations
  • Easy access to other places in Europe as Zurich is a rail hub
    • Many international travelers use Zurich as a jumping off point
    • Access to cities like Prague, Hamburg, even Florence
  • Access to Swiss multinationals and Swiss engines of growth
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Precision manufacturing (not just watches!)
    • Investment and commercial banking
    • Insurance
    • Confectionary industry (think Nestle, Lindt, Sprungli, etc.)