Organized each year by the Chamber, the Major Projects Strategic Forum will celebrate its twelfth anniversary on March 23. An opportunity to discuss the infrastructure projects that will shape the Montréal of tomorrow!
A dynamic city, with an eye on the future!
After several years of inactivity during which its GDP was inferior to those of other North American cities, Montréal is currently experiencing significant economic vitality: the unemployment rate is relatively low, tourism is on the rise, and international business opportunities are abundant. Another sign that the economy is on the rise? The completion of many infrastructure projects.
Indeed, we could say that Montréal has wind in its sails! Great cities generally count on their dynamic city centres and on innovative, impactful infrastructure projects. Whether they concern land development or changes to iconic sites, these projects are refashioning our city.
Today, Montréal is considered one of the most attractive hubs in North America. Thanks to its lively energy, its many universities and research centres, and its low cost of living, it has become a choice destination for companies and students. Different projects that thrive in this city contribute to its development and economic vitality, here and internationally.
The Major Projects Strategic Forum—titled Major projects that redefine the image of the metropolisfor the current edition—has been organized annually by the Chamber for 12 years now. It is a chance to learn more about large-scale projects and to take stock of the development status of several promising projects.
Projects with significant benefits for Montréal!
Several projects presented at previous editions of this forum are now complete. They have tangibly contributed to the development and promotion of Montréal. Take for example the Quartier des Spectacles, presented at the 2010 Forum: it has shown— with a study as proof—that its completions has greatly encouraged the rise of tourism in Montréal and has enriched its cultural and creative sector.
Presented in the same year, the Quartier de l’Innovation has also helped establish an ecosystem at the heart of the city where innovation, education, research and entrepreneurship take center stage. Its success has also facilitated collaboration between several Montréal universities and schools, in this way becoming a source of inspiration for companies in the field of innovation and a choice destination for foreign
We could cite other noteworthy examples of major projects, like Space for Life or the major university hospitals that emerged over the course of the last few years. But what is essential to remember is that these projects encourage the promotion and development of our city and redefine its image.