Success factors Basel Region
Although very modest in scale with a population of 620,000, the Basel region has become established as a major economic region. More than 10 leading global companies have their roots in the region. The unique position of the Rhine, where Switzerland, France and Germany meet, with direct access to all important traffic routes and to the world’s oceans, has always played a major part in ensuring the sustainable economic success of the region. As long ago as the Middle Ages, Basel had already grown to become an important centre for trade, and to this day it remains a major centre for science and research.
Following is an overview of the most important factors that speak in favour of the Basel region: