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Foreign Direct Investment Agency (DEV)
The Foreign Direct Investment Agency of the canton of Vaud (DEV) welcomes and assists at no charge foreign companies having an interest in establishing their business within the canton.
A one-stop shop, the DEV supports and ac- companies foreign firms in all stages of their implementation, including referrals to government agencies, the sharing of experiences among similar projects, support for acquiring land and premises, assistance in filing applications for work permits, and contacts with potential local partners.
In its promotion of foreign investments, the DEV is the canton of Vaud’s antenna for the GREATER GENEVA BERNE area (GGBa), a network for the acquisition of companies in western Switzerland (the cantons of Berne, Fribourg, Vaud, Geneva, Neuchâtel, and Valais).