Switzerland is one of the world’s smaller countries, with just 8 million people. And Zurich, its biggest city, is hardly a global giant, with fewer than 400,000 inhabitants. But both punch well above their weight. Switzerland and Zurich are highly cosmopolitan and among the world’s wealthiest locations in terms of income per person, with stratospheric Swiss prices counterbalanced by commensurately high local salaries.
As an international financial center, Switzerland’s big banks and markets attract wealth, as do services such as accountancy, law and consulting, along with media and information technology.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"