As the driving force behind economic development and the creation of entrepreneurial value in the canton of Neuchâtel, the Service of the Economy carries out different actions according to the following strategies:

Supporting companies working in the field of Innovation

Integrating companies into the economic fabric

Promotion of Neuchâtel as a business location and its Image

Prospecting for and Establishing businesses

The Service of the Economy provides targeted support to encourage collaboration and partnerships in the area of economic development at a cantonal, intercantonal, national and international level. This also applies to public, parapublic and private stakeholders.

The Service of the Economy is your gateway to facilitate the integration of your company in the the canton

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The Service of the Economy supports companies in the canton of Neuchâtel or those wishing to set up here. The service facilitates connections between entrepreneurs involved in projects that will create value for the Neuchâtel economic and industrial fabric.

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Funding assistance

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Personalised coaching

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Establishing contacts

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Finding premises or land

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Human resources

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Neuchâtel, what will you dream next ?


Three centuries of industrial history have made the economy of Neuchâtel and its companies adaptable and skilled in developing reliable, miniaturised, complex, ultra-low energy consumption and high added-value products.
Based on these differentiation factors and backed by strategic services compatible with its needs, the industrial fabric of the region can make all the difference in the face of increased global competition and the economic challenges of the 21st century.

As an industrial canton, a producer of wealth and innovation, Neuchâtel exports its products and services to every continent. The canton fosters an ethos of openness to the world and new ideas.

With three centuries of industrial history in the watchmaking, luxury and ultra-high precision, the know-how of the Neuchâtel region is reflected in its exceptional dynamism present across the entire innovation chain, from idea to product. The canton is internationally renowned for its expertise in the fields of micro and nanotechnologies and micro-manufacturing.

Neuchâtel is also a canton to live in. Whether you want to set up your business in the canton of Neuchâtel or come and live here with your family, you will benefit from an ecosystem characterised by :

Extraordinary quality of life

Attractive framework conditions

High-quality education and training

Top-level infrastructure

A strategic position in the heart of Europe


Through its industrial history, the canton has been a producer of wealth, a major exporter, open to the world and above all a pioneering innovator. Moreover, thanks to the quantity and quality of local and international businesses in the medtech/pharmaceutical field based in the area, the canton now belongs to the life sciences cluster of Western Switzerland (Health Valley). In 2018, the State of Neuchâtel rose to first place in the index of intercultural public integration policies. It obtained the maximum score for welcoming newcomers, for mediation and for conflict resolution.

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Did you know that, thanks to the companies established here, the canton of Neuchâtel is actively involved in groundbreaking projects in space exploration, communication and the energy industry? The economic fabric of Neuchâtel is able to adapt quickly and develop reliable, miniaturised, complex, ultra-low energy consumption products with high added value.

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The canton of Neuchâtel is an ideal place in which to live and work. Framework conditions are attractive, leisure and cultural activities are numerous, and the natural environment is unspoilt and easily accessible. Furthermore, the cost of living is low (housing, childcare, restaurants, etc.). The moderate traffic levels mean more precious time for leisure pursuits and family life. It is the canton that offers quality of life.

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Get to know the entrepreneurs who make up the wealth and dynamism of the Neuchâtel economic fabric..

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Interview with Helen Yau, COO of Koln3D – a cutting-edge innovation company revolutionising personalised medicine.
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Interview with Nicolas Sarrut, founder and CEO of ADMCS-DMCS Group
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Yann BOUTANT and Gaël ROSSET – KERQUEST – Two connected visionaries.
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