Baar

With a population of around 24,000, Baar is the second-largest town in the canton of Zug. More importantly however, the municipality north of the town of Zug serves as both a gateway to central Switzerland and as a connection to the neighbouring canton of Zurich. This underlines Baar's central location and notably, its proximity to business centres of strategic importance, such as Zug, Zurich and Lucerne. As the municipality has excellent transport connections, it is not surprising that it is a centre of great commercial significance. Consequently, well-known companies, such as the global commodity trader, Glencore, the prestigious medical technology company, Schiller, and the ski manufacturer, Völkl, all have their head offices here. This is particularly due to the targeted support given to this economic area by the municipality of Baar. This municipality has an open attitude to economic concerns and offers general conditions to suit requirements. This location therefore has a first-rate infrastructure and one of the lowest tax burdens in the whole of Switzerland. This explains why Baar is one of the country’s most appealing commercial locations. What’s more, the municipality, with its ideal combination of businesses from the service, commercial and industrial sectors, provides the perfect setting for high-calibre companies. Baar is also especially well known for the high standard to which its population is educated and thus offers a huge resource of highly trained professionals. The town has seen extraordinarily dynamic development over the years - why not come and see for yourself?