The region "Schwaz-Achental” extends over the 14 municipalities Achenkirch, Buch in Tirol, Eben am Achensee, Gallzein, Jenbach, Pill, Schwaz, Stans, Steinberg am Rofan, Terfens, Vomp, Weer, Weerberg and Wiesing. According to their location in either the Inn valley or the Achen valley, the municipalities are clustered in the two separate planning associations Schwaz-Jenbach and surrounding (Inn valley), and Achen valley. Approximately 46,000 people live in the entire region, belonging to the political administrative district of Schwaz.
The area is characterised by two main valleys, the west-east running Inn valley, and the south-north oriented Achen valley. The valleys are confined by the mountain ranges Karwendel and Rofan. Most towns lie slightly elevated on either alluvial fans or glacial terraces, with the exception of the old town of Schwaz, which is located adjacent to the Inn.
Economically, the region has several sources of income. The area around the Achensee has a particularly strong all-year-tourism, whereas industrial and manufacturing businesses predominate in the Inn valley. Here, renowned companies, such as GE Jenbacher, Darbo, Tyrolit, Adler and EGLO create many Jobs.
The region is well connected to the motorway, running directly into Germany, Italy and Switzerland, also giving direct access to the provincial capital Innsbruck and its airport. All municipalities are linked to the public transport, either to train or bus. Two historical train lines also connect the Inn valley from Jenbach with the Achensee and the Ziller valley.
Download: Area Profile (German) with statistics of the year 2017.
The Local Development Strategy 2018-2020 (German) provides the framework for the work of the Regional Management Department Schwaz-Achental.
Main features of the policy are:
Aims and Targets
Description of the area
Development needs of the Region
Fields of Action
Management and quality assurance
Set-up and implementation structures
The development strategy consists of five fields of activities:
Action field 1: Regional economy and jobs
Action field 2: Natural resources and cultural heritage
Action field 3: Public well-being
Action field 4: Investment in growth, employment and education
Action field 5: Trans-regional cooperation