The Swiss economy is, according to the ratings made by international specialized institutions, among the most competitive, innovative and liberal. The main features that give Switzerland a privileged business environment, tailored to high- quality products and services are the excellent level of security offered by business law, long-term stability of the investment framework, full guarantee of property rights, fair competition, and banking secrecy.
If you are not a Swiss citizen, you need a Swiss residency permit to live in Switzerland for a period longer than 3 months because only a tourist visa does not allow a 3-month stay. There are various types of permits and different ways to get in their possession, depending on what you want to do in Switzerland.
With a stable economy, Swiss unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the world, standing at 3.7 percent in January 2017, with average unemployment typically lower in German-speaking Switzerland (3.1 percent) than in French and Italian-speaking Swiss cantons (5 percent).
If you want to live and work in Switzerland for an extensive period of time you should consider applying for the Swiss citizenship, not only for tax purposes, but also because you have easier access to the facilities offered by the Swiss government through various special programs.
Buying properties in Switzerland, especially a house or a commercial property is not as easy as is sounds, as the Swiss real estate market is highly regulated. Owning a house in Switzerland is not something as usual. More than 60% of the people living in Switzerland usually rent their residence.