Employment and economy market


  • 70% services
  • 26% industry and construction
  • 4% agriculture and forestry

Agglomeration Brig-Visp-Naters

  • There is a long-standing tradition of the chemical, pharmaceutical/ biotechnology, metal, mechanical engineering, energy and transport industries, and many more
  • Around 36% of Upper Valais businesses and 47% of jobs are located here
  • The biggest employer is the Lonza pharma and chemical group in Visp with around 3,000 employees

Mountain towns and villages

  • Tourism and construction are the key sectors in non-urban communes
  • Leading international destinations such as Zermatt, Saas-Fee, Leukerbad, Crans-Montana, Verbier and the Aletsch area
  • Small-scale rural economy is strongly rooted in nature



VSLink  •  Kanton Wallis  •  Lonza AG  •  Scintilla AG  •  BVZ Holding AG  •  Spital Wallis

The second largest employer is the Valais Hospital in Brig and Visp with around 1,150 employees
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