Increasingly, the Austrian province of Styria is setting the pace in electronics, environmental technology and plastics. Not to mention making a name for itself in the automotive industry: industry leaders Chrysler Eurostar, Steyr Fahrzeug Technik (Vehicular Technologies) and AVL-List have formed the nuclear for an automotive cluster that now includes 50 firms cooperating in the areas of education and training, research and development, quality control and logistics.

In addition to attractive overall business conditions, this automotive cluster owes its existence to a vibrant R&D environment. The practice-oriented Technical University in Graz and the Joanneum Research organization not only operate successfully at the interface of science and business, they also turn out labor with excellent technical training.

Among the world-renowed companies fully enjoying the advantage of Styria as a business location are global technology leaders such Siemens and Philips. But there are homegrown companies that have made their mark in world markets as well ð including Austria Mikro Systeme (AMS) which in a short period of time has established itself as one of Europe's leading semiconductor producers.

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Styrian Business Promotion Agency (Steirische Wirtschaftsfurderung)
A - 8020 Graz, Grieskai 2/1
Tel. ++ 43-316-9095-0
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