Foreign Direct Investment: Where to Invest?

? FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT WHERE TO INVEST? GREATER MONTRÉAL OFFERS A HOST OF ATTRACTIVE ADVANTAGES The region boasts an environment conducive to business growth, a dynamic R&D sector, a highly qualified and multilingual workforce and an incomparable quality of life, coupled with its status as an international metropolis. Greater Montréal truly offers a world of opportunities. GREATER MONTRÉAL IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET 1) GREATER MONTRÉAL'S STRATEGIC LOCATION PROVIDES A FAST ACCESS TO THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET CANADA MONTRÉAL BOSTON 1h 20 A DIRECT ACCESS TO THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT TORONTO NEW YORK 1 h 53 1h 20 (NAFTA) MARKET UNITED STATES Approximately 460 million consumers and a GDP of US$17 trillion LOS ANGELES 6 h 28 UNITED STATES: GREATER MONTRÉAL'S 460 MILLION CONSUMERS LARGEST TRADING PARTNER MEXICO $30 BILLION EXPORTS TO U.S. US$ 17 TRILLION Nearly 60% of Québec's exports to the U.S. GREATER MONTRÉAL HAS THE MOST COMPETITIVE OPERATING COSTS OF ANY LARGE NORTH AMERICAN METROPOLITAN AREAS 2 MOST COMPETITIVE OPERATING A GREATER COMPETITIVE COST COSTS IN NORTH AMERICA' ADVANTAGE IN R&D' Total operating costs are 5% lower than the average for the 19 other largest North American metropolitan areas. AVERAGE BUSINESS OPERATING COSTS FOR 17 SECTORS 111.9 (MONTRÉAL = 100), 2011 110 107.8 106.1 14% 105 104.8 103.2 COST ADVANTAGE IN R&D 100 100.0 95 MONTRÉAL TORONTO CHICAGO SEATTLE BOSTON SAN FRANCISCO Note: Exchange rate : US S1= CA S1 GREATER MONTRÉAL HAS A WIDE ARRAY OF TALENT FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY 3 THE LARGEST POOL OF UNIVERSITY A BILINGUAL AND A DYNAMIC GRADUATES IN CANADA? MULTILINGUAL WORKFORCE LABOR MARKET³ Over 40,000 new graduates every year. More than 50% of the population is bilingual 1* among the top 20 largest North American (French/English) and nearly 20% master three metropolitan regions with a 1.7% increase in jobs or more languages. during the 2008-2010 economic downturn. UNIVERSITY DEGREES AWARDED, 2008 VARIATION IN TOTAL EMPLOYMENT (%) 42,100 SAN BOSTON SEATTLE CHICAGO FRANCISCO 34,968 MONTRÉAL TORONTO 17,487 -2.6 14,658 -2.7 5,340 50% 20% -5.1 BILINGUAL 3 LANGUAGES -5.8 MONTRÉAL TORONTO VANCOUVER OTTAWA OR MORE CALGARY CONTACT MONTRÉAL INTERNATIONAL NOW SOURCES: 1 KPMG, Competitive Alternatives Interactive Cost Model, 2011 2 Statistics Canada, Postsecondary Student Information System, 2010 3 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, 2011 Montréal nternational Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2011

Foreign Direct Investment: Where to Invest?

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