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We encourage the development of Montréal business communities by directly assisting this region’s businesses and organizations with their projects.

Overview of the region

Montréal boasts numerous educational and research institutions and many international organizations and head offices. It is based on a diversified economy with a well-developed commercial sector, a dynamic cultural industry and a manufacturing sector consisting of businesses in high value-added industries such as life sciences, aerospace, ICT and multimedia. Financial services and professional services complete the economic profile of the territory.

Centre-du-Québec Business Office

1100, boulevard René-Lévesque, bureau 105,
Drummondville (Québec) J2C 5W4
Phone number: 819-478-4664
Phone number (toll free): 1-800-567-1418
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Greater Montréal Business Office

800, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, bureau 500,
Montréal (Québec) H3B 1X9
Phone number (toll free): 1-800-561-0633
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Intervention Strategies

Greater Montréal intervention strategy

Profile and priorities of Greater Montréal, which includes Laval and parts of the Montérégie, Laurentides and Lanaudière regions

Our collaborators in the region

PME Montréal
The PME MTL network fosters local economic activity by promoting entrepreneurship and employment throughout Montréal.
E-mail: info@pmemtl.com

SDE Ville-Marie
Tel.: 514-879-0555

Développement économique Saint-Laurent
Tel.: 514-855-5757

Centech (Centre de l’entrepreneurship technologique)
Assists entrepreneurs in setting up their technology firm, from idea conception to commercialization.
Tel.: 514-396-8552

Strategic think tank created in 2006 that groups all the major decision makers in Quebec's aerospace sector, including companies, educational and research institutions, associations and unions.
Tel.: 514-987-9330

Montréal International
Acts as an economic driver for Greater Montréal to attract foreign wealth while accelerating the success of its partners and clients.
Tel.: 514-987-8191

Service d’aide à l’exportation de la Chambre de commerce de l’Est de Montréal (CCEM) (in French only)
Tel.: 514-354-5378

Youth Employment Services
Support at the pre-startup and startup stages of a business through information services to prepare a business plan or gain access to funding.
Tél. : 514-878-9788

Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Montréal (CEIM)
Offers services according to a flexible formula of business support, search for funding and ad hoc consultation in order to improve entrepreneurs’ performance during the startup and expansion phases of their business.

RESO (Regroupement économique et social du Sud-Ouest)
Tel.: 514-931-5737

Tourisme Montréal 
Services to promote Montréal as a destination for tourists and a host for visitors and guidance in the development of tourism products.
Tel.: 514-844-5757

Service d’aide aux jeunes entrepreneurs Montréal Métro (SAJE)
Support services for entrepreneurs at the startup stage or in a period of growth. Offers information, coaching, support, guidance, training and search for funding services.
Tel.: 514-878-9788

Our collaborators in Quebec

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Provides professional services to businesses in all industries. Supports enterprises in seeking financing and in their business start-up and growth.

Canada Business Network

Provides access to government programs, business tools, forms and on-line services to enterprises.

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Dedicated to helping Canadian companies of all sizes succeed on the world.

Info entrepreneurs

Offers information services to businesses from all sectors and at every stage of development. Provides access to information on federal and provincial departments as well as to integrated information products and interactive tools.

Investissement Québec

Supports SMEs, NPOs and businesses in their development and financing research.

Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation Québec (MEI)

Supports the development of the Quebec economy, innovation and exports by ensuring coordination and joint action between the various stakeholders in the economic, scientific, social and cultural fields.

National Research Council Canada (NRC)

Supports SMEs in approving and developing new products or procedures. Financial assistance is awarded after the project has been assessed by an industrial technology advisor.

The Réseau des SADC et CAE

The Réseau des SADC et CAE contributes to the economic development of their communities by providing services to enterprises: access to funding, technical assistance and support for local, youth and female entrepreneurship.

Ressources Entreprises

Offers professional support and specialized information services on all private and government programs and services to entrepreneurs in Eastern Quebec.

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