Carinthia, Austria’s southernmost province, is built on solid economic foundations: the manufacturing industry in particular (engineering, micro-electronics, the timber industry, etc.), IT and tourism are leading economic sectors in Carinthia. To investors, Carinthia offers a stable legal framework, a business-friendly tax regime and an attractive programme of grants and subsidies. Carinthia has actively committed to smart specialisation by promoting innovation, digitalisation and sustainable economic activity. With exports of more than 8 billion euros and a foreign trade surplus in excess of one billion euros, Carinthia is very much an export market! Carinthia’s most important trading partners are Germany, the USA, Italy and China.