Originally Posted by vid
Thunder Bay has service to Quebec City. Moncton, too. No idea why. Outside of tourism to QC I can't figure out how either flight is economical. Still nothing to Calgary even though a tonne of people from this region live there.
I feel it is my duty to make my fellow canadians realize that Quebec city cannot be summed up by the Château Frontenac and the Provincial Government. It is true that the public sector and tourism are important for the city, but much less so than it used to be.
The economic structure of the city has changed and many sectors, mostly concentrated in high technology, are very strong. The city boasts the highest concentration of research and technology transfer centers in the province, and its high tech park is recognized for its researchers’ expertise in advanced sectors. It mostly stems from the presence of many universities, the biggest of which is Laval University with its 40 000 students. Hence, there is strong growth in optics, photonics, electronics, software, computer services, geomatics, video games, defense, biotechnologies, biomedicine, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, functional foods, agri-food processing, plastics, composite materials, secondary wood processing... The insurance and engineering sectors are also very important, as is the burgeoning schale gas industry. Quebec also is the door to the Beauce region, with its plethora of small and medium size companies.
I can also mention the great attractiveness of Quebec's convention center. It welcomes some 200,000 visitors each year and has been named Best Convention Centre in the World from the International Association of Congress Centres.
I know we are not Calgary but things are moving here as well!!! The city might be old by Canadian standards but it is not a stagnating tourism town. There is a 300M$ eco-neighbourhood under construction, 2 others are in the planning stages and a new stadium will be constructed.
Sorry, just had to get that out of my system! I'm cool now
Sur ce, vous m'excuserez mais je vais aller savourer un délicieux filet mignon cuit sur le barbecue!