2018 brought another settlement record - Great Britain already second most important country of origin, further focus on Eastern Europe and start-ups
Vienna remains a magnet for international companies: the seventh consecutive settlement record with a total of 221 international companies settled in Vienna in 2018 brings 232 million euros in investments and 1,753 new jobs. The capital thus confirms its role as the economic engine of the eastern region and for the whole of Austria, as more foreign companies settled in Vienna last year than in the other eight federal states combined.
In comparison to 2017 alone, 30 more companies settled in Vienna, and the forthcoming Brexit is already reflected in the statistics of the countries of origin: in 2018 for the first time Great Britain is represented in second place with 17 companies. Germany again leads the ranking with 39 projects.
The international team of the Vienna Business Agency was also heavily involved in this new record result: last year, 23 countries and 42 cities were visited, with a total of 340,000 kilometres flying almost nine times around the world.
Vienna, 25. February 2019