Linz is the capital of the federal state of Upper Austria / Austria. The population of the City is about 192.000 inhabitants. We have more than 10.000 enterprises and companies establish. We are the second largest economic space in Austria and have also reached the second place concerning the air quality of the capitals of Federal States in Austria. Even the unemployed statistic gives as good marks as we have actually an un employment of 3,0 percent.
Linz is a prospering social, cultural, economic und most of all a green city. Since the last decade the city and its institutions and SMEs as well as big enterprises work together to establish and develop creative industries in Linz. This subject is top on the list since 2007, which made possible many initiatives for start ups and smaller enterprises to establish the creative line succesfully in the city. Flagship in this matter is the Tabakfabrik, which at-tracts meanwhile creatives of all kinds.
Since 2011 the Creative Regions Linz and Upper Austria GesmbH, where the federal state und city joined together, continues this successful work of creativity, brings new ideas and support to the creative sector. So the mix between successful industry, good working SMEs, creative and innovative industry, institutions and the commitments of the federal state of Upper Austria and the City of Linz makes the second largest federal capital of Austria to a good place to live, where you are also socially in a good network and in a green surrounding. Not to forget the universities, which contribute well into this process and round off the offer.
Linz is therefore a every prospering town which has always been based on economy and industry, but we have got the turn around since many years and we are also a green town and most of all – a cultural town as it was specially seen in 2009 with the Cultural Capital of Europe. Linz itself, you will see that we are a modern, dynamic, creative and incredible town, you wouldn´t believe to find in the middle between Vienna and Salzburg.
So meanwhile we have developed our own style to be unique among this line of cities.