Fribourg International commissioned the Competitiveness Research Centre of the University of Fribourg, headed by Prof. Philippe Gugler, to carry out a study into the entrepreneurial competitiveness of companies operating in the canton of Fribourg, as well as the competitiveness of business conditions offered to businesses in the canton. One of the main objectives of the study was to examine the extent to which localisation in the canton of Fribourg is supported by measurable competitive advantages.
Among the findings of this study, Fribourg is among the top 10 Swiss cantons in value creation, close to the Swiss average. To achieve this ranking, the Centre for Competitiveness Research at the University of Fribourg measured relative prosperity, weighting the GDP of each canton per full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs as opposed to GDP per capita, thus more accurately reflecting the real productive performance of businesses based in the canton. Gross added value based on FTE jobs shows that productivity in the canton of Fribourg is higher than the Swiss average in the primary (agriculture, forestry and fishing), secondary (vehicle sales and repair, transport, accommodation and catering, information and communication) and tertiary (financial and insurance services) sectors.
Consult the study here
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