In addition to in-house variables, inward investment factors are also important for companies in order to optimise their economic activity. In the light of globalisation, inward investment factors are of increasing commercial importance.
The inward investment factor discussion can be viewed from two perspectives: Whereas hard factors such as taxation and regulation are mostly relevant for companies, other factors including the level of education and quality of life are more important for employees.
An improvement in regional location quality is therefore important in order to remain attractive for companies already settled or interested in settling in a given area as well as for highly qualified employees.
Various indicators from the areas of taxation, accessibility and regulation are considered on the following pages to evaluate the location quality of the Zurich-Zug-Lucerne cluster.