May 7, 2015

Business Environment

 

Le Phare de Québec, a distinctive landmark at the gateway to a great city

Le Phare de Québec, a distinctive landmark at the gateway to a great city

Michel Dallaire, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Dallaire, unveiled the ambitious undertaking slated to transform the current îlot des Gouverneurs site: Le Phare de Québec. The $600 million investment project will offer over two million square feet of mixed-use space and notably featuring a 65-storey tower. The complex will be complemented by three sister towers of between 25 and 30 storeys each.

 

Québec City's technology incubator/accelerator is ready to welcome entrepreneurs

Québec City's technology incubator/accelerator is ready to welcome entrepreneurs

Québec International and the City of Québec announced the launch of the initial operations of Québec City's high-tech incubator/accelerator. Located in the heart of Québec City's Saint-Roch neighbourhood, Le CAMP is destined to become the new hub of Québec City's entrepreneurial hi-tech community. Régis Labeaume, Mayor of Québec City, and Carl Viel, CEO of Québec International, were present for the announcement.

 

Canada’s major cities deploy a unique collaborative approach to attract new investments to Canada

Representing the economic development initiatives of Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, London, Waterloo Region, Toronto, Ottawa, Greater Montréal, Québec City and Halifax, the members of the Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA) met in Ottawa on February 3rd and 4th, 2015 to plan their 2015 activities, building on their common investment attraction objectives. This bi-annual meeting also served as an opportunity to elect the new CCCA Board of Directors led by Chair Carl Viel, CEO of Québec International, Vice-Chair Ian McKay, CEO of Vancouver Economic Commission, and Bruce Graham, CEO of Calgary Economic Development.

 

Ivanhoé Cambridge invests $50 million in Quebec City's Place Ste-Foy

Ivanhoé Cambridge announces today an investment of more than $50 million in the redevelopment and continuing modernization of its Place Ste-Foy shopping centre in Quebec City. The work will help maintain the centre's strong position as a leading shopping destination in the Quebec City region.

 

Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport : growing and getting results to better serve passengers

Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) Board Chair André Fortin and President and CEO Gaëtan Gagné released the company’s 2014 Annual Report at the AQi Annual General Meeting. As the report makes clear, 2014 was a year of development and growth, noteworthy achievements, and milestones, made possible by the community’s ever-growing trust in Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport.

 

Ivanhoé Cambridge begins an important redevelopment project at Laurier Québec

Ivanhoé Cambridge announced the first phase of a redevelopment project at its Laurier Québec shopping centre. The project will see the modernization of the food court, so as to become an exceptional venue emphasizing innovation and entertainment. Meanwhile, the centre will see its retail mix enhanced with the arrival of several new banners. The initial phase of work represents an investment of $18 million.

 

Infrastructure Support in Québec City

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today support for the restoration of three important historic landmarks in Québec City, with a view to preserving their heritage and culture for generations to come. He was joined by Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Jacques Gourde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, for Official Languages and for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and Régis Labeaume, Mayor of Québec City.