Dr. Margarete Schramböck, Federal Minister for Digital and Economic affairs

More than six months ago, the coronavirus pandemic swept through us and the rest of the world, presenting unprecedented challenges to our business community, our companies, and each and every one of us. The crisis has taken a lot out of all of us – that is why it all the more important to take the time to say a special thank you to all those who work so tirelessly for our Austrian business location.

The award of the Federal Coat of Arms honors special merits for the Austrian economy, extraordinary achievements and commitment.

The distinguished entrepreneurs set new standards through their willingness to invest in innovative ideas and unusual approaches. They therefore serve role models for other companies and pioneers of progress and change.

It is companies like these that ensure that Austria’s excellent enterprises also make a name for themselves on a global level through their export-oriented acting, their special service and their extraordinary commitment. Thus they contribute to positive development dynamics in our country.

This makes them the backbone of our economy and thus an essential factor for the resilience of our Austrian business location. Especially in challenging times like these, we need innovative, dynamic and courageous business leaders who, through their tireless efforts, make an important contribution to maintaining domestic companies and jobs and thus enabling an Austrian comeback after the crisis.

The National Coat of Arms award honors the continuous and intensive performance of business people, who serve the basis of prosperity in our country.

The award of the national coat of arms recognizes the continuous and intensive performance of the businesspeople, which are the basis for the prosperity in our country. Their imaginative and courageous acting presents an important factor in strengthening Austria as an attractive business location over the long term.