|7th||largest metropolitan region in Canada (number of residents )|
|3 349 km2||Land area|
|456,100||Working population (Q1-2016)|
|432,800||Number of jobs (Q1-2016)|
|34,3 G $CA||GDP (2015)|
|42,248 $CA||Average income (2015)|
|34,032 $CA||Disposable income (2015)|
|4.1 %||Unemployment (Q2-2016)|
|9 G $CA||Value of public and private investment projects underway or announced (2015)|
|9.5 G $CA||Value of manufacturing exports (2012 data)|
|1,330||firms exporting outside Quebec (2010 data)|
The Quebec City metropolitan region has undergone exceptional economic growth in recent years. Capitalizing on its diversified economy and the development of key industries with high growth potential, the region is now playing a key role on the world stage.
As the provincial capital and seat of the Quebec government, the region is home to the headquarters of 101 government agencies (accounting for 37,000 jobs), in addition to the Parliament Buildings (National Assembly). But it is also noted for the dynamic growth of four key industries: insurance and financial services, ITC and electronics, life sciences, food processing and green and smart building.
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