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The Directorate General for Economic Development, Research and Innovation
DG EDRI promotes Geneva's economic sector and offers various services free of charge to both international and local companies keen to set up and develop their business in Geneva.
DG EDRI's activities focus on three areas:
For local businesses: Support and advice to existing companies and start-ups.
For international companies: Assistance in setting up and developing activities in the canton.
DG EDRI deals with each individual project in Geneva and works closely with the best specialists in the regional economy to meet the needs of international companies. It provides support in obtaining work permits, in finding premises and in its contacts with service providers and banks.
Coordination activities: Assistance with bringing together various economic actors within the canton of Geneva.
DG EDRI has a vast network of contacts within the cantonal and municipal administrations, as well as with industry, scientific research centers and a large number of service companies in the region.