St. Moritz nestles in the heart of the Upper Engadin and is a highly-developed holiday resort at 1800 m above sea level. Business and prosperity are closely linked to tourism and dependant on it. With around 5,500 permanent residents and some 2,300 seasonal workers, St. Moritz provides employment for approximately 4,500 people, primarily in tourism. During the season, around 35% of the population consists of foreigners.
St. Moritz is the location of a number of well-known companies in the service and trade industries, such as Swisscom, UBS, Credit Suisse, the Julius Bär Bank and the Graubunden Cantonal Bank. And thanks to St. Moritz’s international clientele, branches of major Swiss and foreign labels, such as Bucherer, Bally, Jet Set, Gucci, Bogner, Nespresso and many others, find the town fulfils the ideal requirements for their businesses.
The municipality of St. Moritz has the benefit of an efficient, customer-friendly and service-oriented administration. Particular emphasis is placed on partnership-like cooperation between members of the administration, businesses and other interest groups.
St. Moritz is an autonomous political municipality. The legislative body is the municipal meeting and the 17 members of the municipal council. The executive authority is the municipal council. St. Moritz does not have an exclusive business zone. The mixed zone (residential and commercial) is available for business purposes.
The establishment of new and larger companies in St. Moritz is a part of regional location marketing. In terms of effective and sustainable economic expansion, St. Moritz Municipality offers its services to interested companies for the development of individual solutions. Assisting with requested contact to key persons in the municipality, region and canton or to private land owners is an integral element of active economic development.