An economic portrait of Bellinzona’s life sciences sector
Study commissioned by the City of Bellinzona
Compared with Bellinzona’s overall economy, in 2020 the life sciences sector generated 2.4% of total GVA [Gross Added Value] and 1.4% of total FTE [Full-Time Equivalent] jobs. Even more important, however, is the fact that in the past decade this sector has experienced a phase of great development. In fact, Bellinzona’s life sciences sector recorded a growth rate above the municipal and cantonal average in terms of both GVA and employment. These positive trends also have an impact on the growth of employee productivity and its nominal level, which in 2020 was more than one and a half times higher than the municipal and cantonal average. In general, the economic development of Bellinzona’s life sciences sector follows the positive dynamics of the same sector at cantonal and national level.