Local economic development in Montréal is supported under agreements with various levels of government based on established priorities. The city issues an annual report on its achievements.
Research, university know-how and innovation constitute drivers of economic development. It’s vital that we highlight them and support the development of local talent.
Highlighting Montréal’s economic potential is essential. The city’s action plan is aimed at developing an integrated and sustainable vision of employment zones in order to stimulate the economy while ensuring that residents can maintain their quality of life.
The Laboratoire d’innovation civique pour l’expérimentation réglementaire is a participatory space that supports mobility and food security initiatives. Its objective is to help local legislation evolve in order to promote social innovation in Montréal.
The Cantine pour tous is developing an online platform for kitchen space and equipment to benefit vulnerable Montrealers. Food production organizations can increase the number of meals they prepare to feed vulnerable communities.
Design is a driver of economic growth and social transformation. The city wishes to accelerate its integration into municipal practices and develop Montréal’s designer market with five areas of implementation.
Retail businesses are a leading economic and social engine. This action plan includes sustainable, inclusive and innovative solutions to issues faced by merchants.
Several sectors and types of industry were identified as sources of innovation and growth in support of the city’s 2018-2022 Economic Development Strategy.
Carte proximité, fermière et solidaire (Local, Community-Based Farm Card - Carte Proximité for short) is a prepaid card that gives you access to fresh, local food. You can buy it online and use it in partner markets in Montréal. It is offered free of charge to households living in food insecuriy.
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