Whether they are lookingfor access to capital, a business-friendly environment, a growing economy or stability, investors who set up operations in the Quebec City metropolitan region will benefit from undeniable competitive advantages.
The province of Quebec is one of the oldest parliamentary democracies in North America. Canada’s political and economic stability are the envy of the entire world.
Despite global economic turbulence in recent years, Quebec and Canada have both managed to stay on a solid financial footing. The favourable investment environment is also conducive to business development.
Canadian GDP grew
at an average annual rate
than the OECD countries
average, between 2008 and 2011
Over the past 20 years, the Quebec City region has recorded steady economic growth. As one of Canada’s leading metropolitan regions, Quebec City distinguished itself by posting one of the highest growth rates between 2008 and 2011, a result of its highly diversified economy.
Current conditions and a favourable outlook are attracting highperformance companies, confident investors, qualified workers and world-class researchers to key sectors in the Quebec City metropolitan region.
By developing unique expertise, the region has put down solid roots in the knowledge economy. The sectors that have recorded the strongest growth in recent years are optics/ photonics, geospatial, multimedia industry, biopharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, medical technologies and insurance.