COVID-19

Basel-Stadt as a business location in times of the COVID-19 pandemic

Basel-Stadt as a business location in times of the COVID-19 pandemic, update January 2021 (in German only)

 

Economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for Basel-Stadt

For an initial assessment of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Canton of Basel-Stadt, the AWA has compiled the report "Business Location Basel-Stadt during the COVID-19 Pandemic", The report updated in January 2021 examines the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for the economy as a whole, for the individual sectors and for the labour market in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. In addition, an excursus compares the current situation with two previous global economic crises - the financial crisis of 2008/2009 and the oil crisis as of 1973.

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COVID-19 and regional economy: rocky road out of the crisis

The Arbeitgeberverband Basel (Employers Association Basel), the Gewerbeverband Basel-Stadt (Trade Association Basel-Stadt), the Handelskammer beider Basel (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of both Basel), the Economic Development of Basel-Stadt at AWA and the Economic Development of Basel-Landschaft carried out a joint survey regarding the handling of the lockdown among companies in the economic region of  Basel.
635 decision-makers across all business sectors and company sizes took part in the survey. The current atmosphere based on the feedback received shows that the impact of the coronavirus on the economy is immense.

 

Media release on the survey (in German only)
Mood barometer Special summer 2020, management summary (in German only)
Mood barometer Special summer 2020, short version (in German only)
Mood barometer Special summer 2020, full version (in German only)

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