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Economic presentation

— The 10 key advantages

Pays de Gex offers 10 key advantages making it a major destination for hosting business projects.


  1. Its location, at the heart of Greater Geneva, one of the most dynamic regions in Europe (920,000 inhabitants – 40,000 businesses – 400,000 jobs)
  2. It is an internationally-focussed border region
  3. The close proximity to Geneva’s international district: 36 international organisations including the UN, the WTO, 250 non-governmental organisations and some of the 165 national representatives in Geneva. These organisations employ 40,000 international diplomats and officials and 2,400 NGO employees
  4. The presence of the CERN, one of the biggest fundamental research laboratories in the world. It employs 2,300 permanent staff, 980 contractors and hosts 10,000 researchers each year. Around 4,000 external service providers work on the site
  5. The first-rate transport infrastructure (Geneva International Airport – 13 million passengers per year, high-speed railway stations, regional express train networks, etc.)
  6. The close proximity of a European-level congress and exhibition centre (PALEXPO – 1.3 million visitors)
  7. The rich and diverse fabric of the economy
  8. The regional fibre optics network
  9. The existence of a custom-free zone
  10. The quality of life and the spectacular setting

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