Business Location Carinthia

Austria’s southernmost federal province, Carinthia, brings together top-notch expertise, advanced technologies and an attractive mix of industries embedded in a highly innovative environment. Located in the very heart of Europe, investors benefit not only from stable legal framework conditions but also from a business-friendly tax system and an excellent range of funding opportunities.         

In the last few years, Carinthia demonstrated a powerful development in technology, innovation and research. After having grown significantly since 2009, its research quota of 2.9 percent ranks third in all of Austria. At the same time, an extraordinary high share of research is based in industries (75 percent!).

Leading global enterprises, such as Infineon Technologies Austria, Lam Research, KapschTrafficCom or Flextronics International are a decisive factor in Carinthia’s exceptional competence in technology. Such global players and lots of research-intensive small and medium-sized enterprises have a determining influence on future developments, amongst others in electronics, microelectronics, mechatronics and medical technology. 

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  • (Micro) electronics

  • Information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Metal working, plant construction and mechanical engineering

  • Renewable energy and environmental engineering

  • Wood and paper

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