Strategic Position – National

  • Austria is the fourth richest country of the European Union.
  • Austrian consumers have above-average purchasing power.
  • Highly developed infrastructure.
  • Efficient administration - Number one in e-government in the EU.
  • Political and social stability through active social partnership.
  • Economically oriented relationship between employers and employees.
  • High level of personal security.
  • Attractive business tax regime - national and international.
  • Top level productivity.
  • Close, comprehensive and historically rooted understanding of eastern Europe.
  • Excellent access to growth regions of southern and eastern Europe.
  • Eastern Europe co-ordinating centre for over 1000 foreign companies.
  • Around 300 international companies have headquarters in Austria for serving eastern Europe - 28 of these are Fortune-500 companies.
  • Largest European airport in the central and eastern European region.
  • Well established technical and business-oriented educational institutions.
  • World-leading, innovative, small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Approximately 30% of GDP attributable to production industry - Number one in the OECD.