Leading sectors

The key competences of Ticino’s marketplace

Ticino’s marketplace

The local economy is well balanced among different segments, namely the service sector, which is the driving force with Lugano being Switzerland’s third largest financial centre, and a highly competitive industrial sector, especially in the electromechanical and the pharmaceutical chemicals industries. Tourism, for its part, is an important sector of the Canton’s economy with over 2.2 million overnight stays each year.