Saalfelden as a business location

The attracitve environment for your business

With around 1,132 business operations, Saalfelden is the most important business location in the Pinzgau region. Over the past 10 years there has been a continual upward trend (+ 50%), and there are an average of 5,500 jobs offered annually in Saalfelden.

Number of businesses per sector:

Trade & industry 




Tourism & leisure industry


Information & Consultig


Traffic & transport 




Banks & insurance companies


 (source: Salzburg chamber of commerce 2014)                                                                                        

The very well-developed infrastructure, a healthy environment, the high quality of life and the associated willingness of the residents form the basis for successful companies.

You and your employees could work where others spend their holidays!

Basic data for Saalfelden

Central location in the Pinzgau Saalach valley in southern Salzburg.

Distances: Zell am See (district capital) 15 km // Salzburg approx. 65 km (journey time approx. 45 mins.) // Innsbruck approx. 130 km // Munich approx. 170 km (journey time approx. 1 hr. 45 mins.) // Linz approx. 195 km // Bregenz approx. 315 km / Vienna approx. 360 km

Height above sea level: 749 m

Area: approx. 120 km²

Inhabitants: approx. 16,365

Saalfelden is the largest centrally located town in the district, and the third largest municipality (based on residents) in the state after Salzburg and Hallein.

Key areas: retail, business, tourism, school system, sport

Central shopping town for the district and the neighbouring Tyrol with a total sales area of over 41,000 m², annual sales of more than €153 million and a catchment area of approx. 85,000 consumers.

Figureheads for the region include leading international companies such as SIG Combibloc, STRABAG-Diabas, Oberhofer Stahlbau, Action Mobil, Bilton LED-Lightning, Voack Laminierungen, Follow-me Leitsysteme and Schößwendter Holz.

Purchasing power index of 115 % per household (Austria: 100 %)

At 90 %, the highest purchasing power tied up in the federal state, and the highest percentage nationally!

There were 405,000 overnight stays during the summer (2014) and 455,000 overnight stays during the winter (2014/2015) in the tourist destination of Saalfelden-Leogang. The destinations of Maria Alm-Hochkönig, Saalbach-Hinterglemm and Zell am See-Kaprun are very close by.

As an educational centre the town is of national importance. Around 3,300 schoolchildren attend 15 schools and educational establishments.

Around 180 societies offer a range of activities, primarily in the fields of culture and sport