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The Quebec Canada economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations or investment promotion agencies (IPA) in Quebec and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
Try the custom Search: Canada or Search: Americas tools for regional site selection research across economic development websites which share timely local market knowledge about doing business in their areas.
Please contact us if you may be interested in expanding your business into Quebec.  We are independent advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion agency.

The "Seek Advice" section outlines topics which may be helpful as background to support your project plans.

See explanation of column headings below.

Suggestions are welcome, and please report any broken links.

We also welcome reciprocal links from relevant organizations.

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Quebec - Invest Quebec - Investissement Quebec Province




Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions - Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec Province
SGF Province
Montréal International

Metro - Greater Montreal region

Élie Farah

Montréal Foreign Trade Zone at Mirabel FTZ
Downtown Montréal Commercial Dev. Association Downtown Andre Poulin
Aeroports de Montreal - industrial land Airport 514-394-7201
CLD Gatineau, Ville de Gatineau Quebec - Développement économique City   English
Sherbrooke Economic Development Corp. - Societe de Developpement Economique de Sherbrooke Metro 819-821-5577
Pôle Quebéc Chaudière Appalaches Quebec City 877-681-9700
Hydro-Quebec Utility 
SDE Ville de Trois-Rivieres - Economic Development Corporation, City of Trois-Rivieres City 819-374-4061 English version of website

CLD Francheville City    
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
The default for all other columns is "No" unless the organization supports our work.
  •  SICR : organizations which participate in our marketing and corporate relationship development work to find and refer relevant projects as an independent professional service, whether as a shared service or according to their specific targeting priorities.
  •  Survey : areas which have responded to our GUIDE Network Survey, with a link to their response for convenience if published (optional) and highlighted at the top.  This is often useful as an executive summary at the "long list" stage of location selection.
  •  Profile : participates in our GUIDE Area Profile service (also highlighted at the top of the page).  This involves a closer working relationship to maintain more timely and detailed knowledge of the area throughout the year, and also involves a more detailed executive summary on the website, with many relevant links.  If there are significant incentives in the area, we may also link to a GUIDE Incentives Profile.
  •  Report : this is used to highlight independent research about the area, such as directories of available sites and buildings, or consultant reports about the area such as labor market studies, cost comparisons, local market analysis, etc.
  •  Experience : this highlights information related to investor experiences in the area, which may include consulting reports, detailed testimonials, lists of companies in the area (and surrounding areas), and examples of recent project announcements.  If there are significant industry clusters or special initiatives which investors in the area may find to be beneficial, these can be highlighted here to differentiate the area.
The directory above links to many Quebec local and regional economic development organizations (EDO) as an extension of our directory for the larger Canada region and for the NAFTA region, following the same structure as our global contact directories.

These area representatives would typically include

  •  a department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices
Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at GDI Solutions :

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

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