Salzburg is one of the most economically dynamic regions in Europe. The region´s economic structure consisting mostly of small and medium sized companies has proven itself to be very stable and crisis resistant. Two thirds of the businesses are in trading, tourism and business-related services. Due to its geographical situation, Salzburg is also home to several large domestic and international headquarters.

As a member of the European Union, and following the expansion of the community to the east and south, Austria is now at the heart of the European Union. Thus, in the future Salzburg can expect to play an increasingly important role as a hub of activity between north and south, east and west. As base in Austria for those dealing with the new markets within the European Union will provide significant benefits due to the country´s central location.