We are the point of contact for facilitating communication with the public administration, for providing the most important information on starting a business and for any questions about Basel-Stadt as a location for business.

Contact point for companies

The contact point is a central point of contact for all companies based in Basel-Stadt. We support you in the case of questions and concerns for the public administration and help you find the right contact person.

Availability by phone during the public holidays:
Monday - Friday
8 a. m. - 12 noon
1.30 p. m. - 4.30 p. m.

Please note: During the Basel Carnival, on Monday (19/2/24) and Wednesday (21/2/24) you can only reach us by telephone in the morning.

+41 61 267 66 99

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For founders

If you want to start a company, there are many considerations and regulations. We would be happy to support you and help your idea become an active business. Some answers to frequently asked questions can be found in the following places:


The Institute for Start-ups (IFJ) offers free courses for starting a business for those interested. Further information can be found at this link.


AWA Basel-Stadt Division for Employers and Companies
The division Employers & Companies of the AWA advises you on labour law issues, applying for work permits and ensuring standards for occupational safety and health protection as well as conversions and new buildings.


Basel Area for Business & Innovation
The Basel Area for Business & Innovation is there to advise you and offers a wealth of information on the topic of starting a new business.


Federal SME portal
The SME portal is a source of information for classic business issues is there for you before, during and after founding your company


Start-up Academy Basel
The Startup Academy is a non-profit association that connects start-ups with business and academia


Promoting self-employment
There are also support measures that are specifically tailored to the unemployed. The labour market measures provide support during the planning and preparation phases of becoming self-employed.


The information sheet on starting a business and self-employment contains a summary of further helpful information and links with the contact details of important contacts.

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Real Estate

Are you looking for a suitable business property or would you like to build one in Basel? The “Economic Area Portfolio – Canton of Basel-Stadt” offers you an overview of future available economic areas in the canton.

Location promotion is understood to be an intermediary role between companies, the real estate industry and the public administration. Please contact us. We will be happy to advise you on larger projects in order to provide everyone involved with the best information possible.

Economic Development
Julian Kamasa
Manager Economic Zones
Sandgrubenstrasse 44
4005 Basel
Phone +41 61 267 51 99
E-Mail: E-Mail

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