10 regions
10 associations serving the economy

Regional organizations support and advise businesses on a local level

Businesses can benefit from aid and support from regional organizations; these constitute welcome portals on a local level and are made up of people from the private sector as well as the municipalities which finance them to a large extent.

These readily available infrastructures offer information, steering, and consultancy in the fields of economic promotion and the creation and development of businesses. They support companies in their cantonal and municipal administrative procedures and put them in touch with organizations that can best meet their specific needs.

Furthermore, they devise regional development strategies and manage a database of the land and premises in their area. They also enable businesses to create synergies amongst themselves by organizing networking meetings and events.

The activities of the regional organizations – which amount to 10 in the canton – are organized under the umbrella of the Coordination of the Economic Development of the Canton of Vaud (CODEV).


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The missions of the regional economic associations :

Supporting economic dynamism

  • Guidance and advice on starting a new business
  • Support in business development
    (in particular awareness of LADE subsidies)
Facilitating the establishment of businesses
  • Drawing up and implementing a regional development strategy
  • Knowledge of real estate supply and demand (land and premises)
  • Regional liaison for cantonal economic promotion

Developing projects

  • Specific support to regional project leaders (development, search for funding, follow-up)
  • Collaboration with other regional bodies or cantonal services for optimal coordination of actions (mobility, spatial planning, etc.)
  • Participation in agglomeration projects
  • Monitoring public policies that have an impact on economic development

Being close to you changes everything.

Local services at the service of Vaud's SMEs

294 municipalities

1'500 companies

80 people at the service
of the Vaud economy

A valuable collaboration

The CODEV (Coordination du développement économique vaudois) is an association under private law which groups together the 10 regional economic associations of the canton of Vaud. These associations carry out their activities within the framework of the law on support for economic development (LADE) and, as such, are recognised as being of public utility. They represent economic regions and are the gateway to any regional economic project.

A meeting point

CODEV is a platform for exchange between the regional economic associations and a place for steering joint actions. By working together within CODEV, the economic regions have complementary means and tools at their disposal:

  • Take a stand and defend the interests of municipalities and businesses
  • Take a constructive approach to economic and tourism development, taking into account the specific characteristics of each region
  • Share knowledge and experience
  • Establish synergies between the various regions
  • Ensure consistency of actions at the cantonal level in partnership with the Service de la promotion de l'économie et de l'innovation (SPEI) and the other economic organisations of the canton