With five appearances in the rankings in the “mid-sized cities” category—that is, cities with more than 200,000 inhabitants—Québec City also ranked 9th in America for all size categories combined for its foreign investment (FDI) strategy, and 3rd in Canada.
The nomination supported by Québec International positioned Québec City among 218 cities located in North and South America, divided into five categories according to their population size. The analysis conducted by the experts from fDi Intelligence aimed to evaluate results related in particular to economic potential, business friendliness, human capital and lifestyle, profitability, and connectivity.
“We are particularly proud of this ranking in numerous categories, which recognizes the region’s expertise in terms of economic growth, progress, and innovation. For Québec International and Québec City, this performance reflects the increased efforts made to ensure regional economic development,” stated Carl Viel.
All size categories combined
- Top 10 for FDI Strategy
Québec City placed 3rd in Canada and 9th in America
Mid-sized cities rankings
- Top 10 for Economic Potential
Québec City ranked 2nd in Canada and 8th in America
- Top 10 for Human Capital and Lifestyle
Québec City ranked 2nd in Canada and 6th in America
- Top 10 for Connectivity
Québec City placed 5th in Canada and 8th in America
- Top 10 for Business Friendliness
Québec City placed 2nd in Canada and 5th in America
- Top 10 for American Cities of the Future
Québec City ranked 2nd in Canada and 5th in America
Québec International contributes to the economic development of the Québec City metropolitan region and its international status. As a regional economic development agency, Québec International fosters business growth and development, supports key sectors, and attracts talent and investments to the area. To learn more, consult Québec International.