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Site Selection’s “Canada’s Best to Invest 2013” rankings: Quebec City region and Quebec International honoured once again

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The Quebec City region and Quebec International have been honoured once again in the “Canada’s Best to Invest” rankings compiled by US-based Site Selection magazine, which recognize Canada’s top economic development leaders each year. The Quebec City region placed second in the “Top Canadian Metros” category, while Quebec International was named one of the “Top Canadian Economic Development Groups”.


For the second straight year, the Quebec City region was named one of the “Top Canadian Metros”, behind Hamilton, Ontario and ahead of Edmonton, Alberta. This category recognizes economic performance in Canada’s metropolitan regions based on major investment projects. Quebec City’s standing provides fresh evidence of the region’s robust economy, in which real GDP grew by 24% over a 10-year period (2002-2012).

For the seventh straight year, Quebec International’s team was included among the “Top Canadian Economic Development Groups”. Site Selection’s criteria in this category include the number of projects with a regional impact, the ability to generate partnerships, proactiveness, the implementation of innovative programs, the quality of the economic information distributed and the quality of web-based communication tools.

“Quebec International is marking its 10th anniversary this year, so this has a special significance for us. This honour confirms that the region made the right choice 10 years ago when it decided to create an integrated economic development agency. Today, Quebec International ranks among the best in the country, and our team of professionals is determined to do what it takes to ensure the economic success of our region and to support the growth of local businesses,” said Carl Viel, President and CEO of Quebec International.

About Quebec International

Quebec International contributes to regional economic development and promotes Quebec City’s international standing. As the region’s pre-eminent economic development agency, Quebec International fosters business growth, supports key economic clusters and attracts talent and investment. For further information, please visit

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