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Austria.
Dynamic Business Location.

Why is Austria an attractive country for international investors?

The business location Austria and its advantages

Attractive business environment

Stability and Security

Tax advantages

  • Low corporate tax rate

  • Group taxation scheme

  • No wealth or trade tax

  • Cutting-edge Austrian trust regulations

  • Attractive research promotion incentives

Productivity

Central Location

  • Ideal East-West business hub
  • Location for 380 CEE headquarters of multinationals
  • Coordination headquarters for about 1,000 foreign companies
  • Competent consultants with extensive CEE know-how
  • Leading flight and freight logistics hub to Eastern Europe

Business-oriented education

Presentation about the Business Location Austria

Economic data of Austria

  2016 2017 2018*)
Real GDP growth rate (percentage change on previous year)
2.0% 2.6% 2.7%
Gross domestic product
(at current market prices)
356.24 billion € 369.90 billion € 386.15 billion €
GDP per head of population
(at current market prices)
37,480 € 38,190 € 39,290 €
Gross fixed capital formation
(Gross fixed capital formation)
23.2% 23.6% 23.9%
Employment rate
(Proportion of resident population in gainful employment)
76.2% 76.4% 76.4%
Unemployment rate 6.0% 5.5% 4.9%
Inflation rate 1.0% 2.2% 2.1%
Research and development expenditures
(percentage of GDP)
3.15% 3.16% 3.17%
Export rate
(as a percentage of GDP)
37.1% 37.9% 38.4%

Quelle: Eurostat, European Commission (Ameco database), Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Statistics Austria (04/2019)

Population

Austria is home to roughly 8.8 million people. Its employment rate of around 76.4% is above the EU-28 average of 73.3 percent.

The country's official language is German. However, Austrians also have an excellent knowledge of foreign languages. The vast majority of Austria's resident population speaks English, but there is also a large number of Austrians with a sound knowledge of Eastern European languages.

Political Environment

The Republic of Austria is a parliamentary democracy. Its legislative organs are the National Council, the Federal Council, and the provincial parliaments.

The 183 members of the National Council as well as the members of the nine provincial parliaments (for each federal province) are elected directly, while the members of the Federal Council are elected by the provincial parliaments.

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Events

Meet us at events, seminars and trade shows - worldwide.

  • Meet us @ Austrian Research and Innovation Talk (ARIT)

    17.09.2022, Chicago, IL

  • The Autonomous Main Event 2022

    27.09.2022 - 29.09.2022, Vienna, Austria and online

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Find the perfect location for your company

Located in the heart of Europe, Austria offers an optimal base for our internationally orientated business. The great funding options as well as the support of institutions such as ABA – Invest in Austria and the Vienna Business Agency have turned out to be real USPs for the business location Austria. More and more skilled workers are drawn to Austria, because of it’s high living standard. This has helped us tremendously finding highly qualified employees for our company. We feel right at home within the steadily growing international ecosystem and easily built a network with local parties. One can feel the spirit and the will to grow into a bigger startup hub like Germany or Sweden. We hope, that by sharing our positive experiences, we can help attract more global talent to come to Austria.

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