News - Medicago, a leading company in the development and production of plant-based therapeutic proteins and vaccines, will contribute one-third of the financing for the new Class 3 (CL3) containment laboratory to be located at Université Laval's Infectious Disease Research Center. The announcement of Medicago's half-million dollar investment was made today at Quebec City Hall. The City and the research centre's foundation will provide the remaining funds required to launch laboratory operations.
News - The Québec City Convention Centre, already recognized for its leadership in sustainable development, is proud to add a new environmental certification to its collection in the form of LEED® Canada-CI (commercial interiors) gold level. The Canada Green Building Council attests that the Québec City Convention Centre has met its very exacting environmental standards in building and outfitting its 73,000 square feet addition.
News - Ville de Lévis revealed its Industrial Development Strategy today, laying the groundwork for bringing in new businesses and boosting industrial development in the region. The city plans to invest $17 million over the next five years, with $12 million going toward road development and $5 million toward land acquisition, with a focus on the Bernières and Lauzon industrial parks. The first lots will be ready for construction in fall 2016.
News - According to UBI Global and its UBI Awards, Entrepreneuriat LAVAL (Laval University) is #1 University Business Accelerator in the world. Congratulations! A Top University Business Accelerator is an accelerator managed or formal affiliated with a university, that provide better value for the ecosystem and their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing accelerators with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post acceleration performance indicators.
News - After years of sustained collective effort, Université Laval has achieved carbon neutrality by massively reducing its greenhouse gas emissions at the source and using carbon credits to offset the rest. A leader in sustainable development, Université Laval is the first university in Québec to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to zero, and the first in Canada to do so in the absence of any legal imperative.
News - Last September, Helicopters hovered over Quebec City and fireworks erupted when the much-hyped $370-million Vidéotron Centre officially opened its doors to the public.
News - Recent foreign direct investments announced for Québec City show that the region is successfully holding its own in the face of international competition. This year alone, Medicago (Japan; vaccine production facility and R&D centre), Thales (France; joint research unit in urban science), OVH (France; R&D centre in digital services), Larian Studios (Belgium; video game studio), and Microsoft (United States; cloud services data centre) have already announced over $300 million in investments in Quebec’s capital city.
News - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, was joined today by Mario Girard, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Quebec Port Authority, to announce $60,219,333 in federal funding for the project to construct a deepwater multipurpose terminal at the Port of Quebec, under the National Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund.
News - French multinational OVH, a backronym for “On vous héberge” or “We Host You,” announced on Thursday, April 16, that it had chosen Québec City as the home for its North American R&D centre. The centre will specialize in, among other things, customer experience, and will hire 50 highly skilled employees.
Press releases - According to the 2015-2016 American Cities of the Future rankings compiled by UK-based fDi Magazine, which is published by the Financial Times Group, Quebec City placed in the Top 10 in two categories (Business Friendliness and Best fDi Strategy). A total of 421 cities in the Americas were evaluated by fDi Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times, and divided into five groups based on population size. Quebec City is in the mid-sized cities group, which includes urban areas with populations of more than 200,000 inhabitants and metropolitan regions with more than 750,000 inhabitants.