The proper use of "capital" is essential for the productivity of an economic system. Easy access to corporate financing and having framework conditions which promote competition in financial markets are important elements of policies for economic growth and are sound economic policy in general.
The Confederation, first and foremost, focuses its efforts on creating favorable framework conditions. Its support for corporate financing is secondary.
Cantons also have the requisite economic political authority to set up financing programs for companies. Usually they exercise this authority by offering a broad spectrum of financing options for companies and start-ups. SECO recorded these cantonal options as part of a survey and listed them in its report of 29 March 2017, entitled ‘Fast-growing start-ups in Switzerland’. Cantonal economic promotion measures are aimed at guiding young entrepreneurs in their search for cantonal aid.