An economic-friendly climate
The economic development proves that the Appenzell people all along have been hardworking, efficient and adaptable. With their competence and their mentality, they are appreciated employees and business people. The many small and medium-sized businesses keep the entrepreneurial spirit alert even among their employees.
Appenzell Inner Rhodes, with 15,000 inhabitants, is the smallest canton of Switzerland. Everyone knows everyone else, even governmental officials. All members of the Governing Council either work part-time or on an honorary basis and hold their own jobs too. They have a great understanding for economic and entrepreneurial needs. Decisions are taken directly and quickly.
The close proximity of the economic area of St. Gallen happily combines the advantages of a rural region with those of an urban centre.