Regional Development Programme WIWA
The Upper Valais region is experiencing considerable economic growth, which increases the need for qualified specialists. The sectors particularly affected are industry, trade and transport, as well as health and social affairs. In order to manage this economic growth, RW Oberwallis AG has launched the regional development programme WIWA (Wirtschaftswachstum im Wallis – Economic Growth in Valais) in collaboration with companies and institutions (Lonza, Upper Valais Hospital Centre, Matterhorn Gotthard Railway and Scintilla), municipalities (Visp, Brig-Glis, Naters, the Network of Upper Valais Mountain Municipalities, the Region Oberwallis association), the Valais Chamber of Tourism, Valais/Wallis Promotion, and Business Valais. It aims to mobilise the immigration of foreign specialists and to offer them optimal conditions for living in Upper Valais. WIWA comprises more than a dozen sub-projects involving over 70 people. The first sub-projects were launched in October 2018.