Economic Development – Canton of Vaud (DEV)

DEV has been specifically charged with the integration of businesses from abroad in the canton of Vaud. It fosters strong ties with other institutions that work to attract companies to Vaud.

DEV is a body that has been tasked by the Department of the Economy, Innovation and Sport (DEIS) with encouraging investment from abroad and the establishment of businesses in the canton.

DEV offers a very varied range of services, including looking for premises or land, obtaining wok permits, tax issues, business relations, and setting up partnerships.

It also acts as the Vaud branch of Greater Geneva Bern area (GGBa), a business prospecting and acquisition network in western Switzerland (covering Berne, Fribourg, Vaud, Geneva, Neuchatel, and Valais).


World Trade Center
Av. de Gratta-Paille 2
1018 Lausanne
+ 41 21 644 00 60

DEV Publications

Handbook for Investors

Annual Report 2017