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How much do you know about Austria?

15. May 2009

Austria is usually associated with its mountains, its beautiful landscape as well as the music of Mozart and Strauss. While these associations are welcome, one should give equal attention to the fact that Austria with its 8.3 million inhabitants has a very vital and vibrant economy.   

As one of the leading net-export countries, Austria has a significant industrial manufacturing base and excels in areas such as environmental and renewable energy technologies, IT and automotive. Austria’s location at the very heart of Europe and its infrastructure, skilled workforce and stable business environment has attracted many multinational companies.

With the global economic crisis in full swing one might wonder how Austria will go through these difficult times. An article [pdf, 259.6kb]published by the Austrian National Bank gives 10 reasons why Austria’s stability is not under threat and Austria remains an economic powerhouse and preferable business location.  

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