Newsletter registration

By using our website, you are agreeing to cookies being stored and Google Analytics being used on your device in order to offer the best possible service. You can find more information on thishere.
Bridge to New Markets.

Austria: A smart choice for business in the heart of Europe with high stability for companies

contact person aba

Advantages of Austria as a business location

Austria's high purchasing power and its central geographical position provide ideal access to the emerging markets of Central & Eastern Europe as well as to the DACH region. Excellent infrastructure, modern and efficient public administration and the world's highest quality of life make it the perfect profitable business location in Europe. In addition to moderate taxes and attractive research subsidies Austria also stands out due to its highly motivated and productive employees.

icon wirtschaft

High Stability

  • Security for your company and employees
  • Highest quality of life worldwide
  • High level of social and economic stability
icon international

Attractive business environment

  • Profitable market for international companies
  • Excellent infrastructure
  • Modern and efficient public administration
icon drehscheibe

Ideal East-West Hub

  • More than 380 CEE headquarters
  • Leading hub to Eastern Europe
  • Huge market potential

ABA - Invest in Austria: The best contact partner for setting up business operations in Austria

ABA – Invest in Austria assists you with a complete range of cost-free services, including competent consulting in selecting an optimal site, support in dealing with public authorities and funding bodies, on tax and labor issues or in identifying contact partners. In addition, ABA supports you with its broad-based network of experts and cooperation partners.

As a free service, our team offers international investors support and advice in the following areas:

  • Comprehensive information about all aspects of Austria as a business location
  • Identification and selection of appropriate sites, office locations and commercial properties
  • Labor, tax and legal issues

Are you considering setting up business operations in Austria or relocate your headquarter?

> Contact us



banner uk austria

How to setup a company in Austria?

Foreign citizens may establish a business in Austria, act as managing directors or purchase companies.

Austrian company law provides for different types of companies, tailored to the specific needs of companies with respect to the stipulations contained in tax and liability laws. The limited liability company (GmbH) has proven to be the most popular form of company in the Austrian economy.

In order to provide you with an initial overview of how to set up a company, you can download a guide for setting up your business in Austria.

whitepaper starting business in austria
Establishing a Business in Austria
go to download area
Take advantage of our experience. We will be happy to assist you.

Your contact person:
Mag. Gerlinde Gahlleitner

+43-1-588 58-31

ABA - Invest in Austria: Our Mission

ABA – Invest in Austria, the national investment promotion company, is the first point of contact for foreign companies aiming to establish their own business in Austria. We are owned and operated by the Republic of Austria, and report directly to the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs.

> Contact us



Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Linkedin



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

  • ESIB 2019

    18. - 20.11.2019, Graz, Austria

  • Business Breakfast

    20.11.2019 / 8:45 - 11:00, London, UK

Austria Map

Find the perfect location for your company

Austria stands out due to its long-term reliable and stable conditions. These features are particularly important for a research-based company such as Boehringer Ingelheim. Furthermore, Vienna is a city with a good research infrastructure and a high quality of life, and is thus also an interesting place for highly qualified employees from Austria and abroad.

Boehringer Ingelheim

More testimonials

news from the business location Austria

Central European University launches EMBA for the Open World

With the opening of its Vienna campus, CEU is launching a thoroughly redesigned Executive MBA.

The Automobile Industry in Transition: Designed in Austria, Produced in China

Not a day goes by without reports being published on things happening in the automobile industry - positive as well as negative. The unfavourable stories usually focus on the issues of greenhouse gas emissions and the lack of environmental compatibility. The positive coverage mainly deals with activities and announcements about electric cars. The level of attention should not be surprising. The bottom line is that most of us use our own vehicles on a daily basis, and the global market is huge, consisting of 80 million new automobiles.

More news All blog posts