27. It is well-known that the chief export of Liechtenstein is false teeth. However, with more employees than citizens, Hilti is this landlocked country's largest employer. What do they make, ironically sounding?
From Quiz Liechtenstein, the Principality that Got Away
Ok, ok, before you go and yell at me (again), when I say that Hilti makes anchors, I mean that the company manufactures construction anchors, as in, things that screw into a concrete slab, perhaps, and allow you to attach stuff to it, securely. Hilti is a construction company and they also make drills and drill bits, power tools, and saws, to name a few products. They are very successful, and have offices outside of Liechtenstein as well.
The company is based in Schaan and, according to their website, employed more than 27,000 people in 2018. That's nearly as many people as the entire country it is based in, though, to be fair, most of them work outside of Liechtenstein.
In 2018, Liechtenstein also exported the aforementioned dentures, stamps, chemicals and vehicular parts. This is fascinating, as there are very few local resources to use in manufacturing. They imported many raw materials and food for the citizens to eat, but made enough money off of their exports to not have any national debt. Consequently, countries like Austria, Germany and the United States are in debt to this tiny principality.