The SFG is wholly owned by the province of Styria in Austria. As the regional business promotion agency, the role of the SFG is to grow and consolidate the Styrian economy. We strive to attract new business to the region with a view to encouraging industrial expansion. New company formations are intensively supported in the areas of site selection, incentives and local formalities. We also work in partnership with the region’s existing companies offering a broad range of services free of charge. These range from general information, advice on grants and financing to internationalisation. We act as a link to Styrian technology and innovation centres as well as to networks and clusters.
Innovative companies in search of the perfect business location need look no further than Styria. No other Austrian province can compete with the number of innovative products and services Styria brings to the market. With a research and development rate of 5.16%, Styria is one of the highest performing European regions in this respect. This can be attributed to Styria's excellent research and education facilities, well-organised networks and clusters and ultimately its highly qualified, innovative and entrepreneurial residents.