Industrial diversity driving innovation: Québec City among the top 10 North American cities (2thinknow)
With 400 labs, groups, consortiums, institutes and research centres: one of the highest concentrations of research facilities in Canada
Knowledge-oriented employment market with 1 in 2 jobs created in the knowledge economy combined with a specialized and highly educated workforce
Among the highest GDP growths in Canada
UNESCO World Heritage site within a vibrant city in harmony with its spectacular natural environment
Québec City is located within a 90 minute drive of the United States
Optics/photonics, defense and security, geospatial, digital arts and interactive entertainment, software and IT services.
Life sciences, health and nutrition
Biopharmaceuticals, diagnostic, medical technologies and e-health, nutraceuticals, food processing and health foods. The region is home to 85 research centres, chairs and groups in life sciences and nutrition. Among them, Canada’s largest research groups dedicated to biomedical, infectious diseases and health foods.
Value-added materials and transportation equipment
Plastics and composite materials, metallic structures and products, transportation machinery and equipment. These sectors play an important role in the regional economy with a total of 530 companies.
Insurance and Financial Services
Insurances, brokerage activities, venture capital, credit and financing, investment funds, banking services. Home to 10 insurance company head offices, Québec City is the second-largest Insurance hub in Canada after Toronto.