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FOR THE PROSPERITY OF GREATER MONTRÉAL. PAST AND PRESENT
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What do Batman, X-Men, Assassin’s Creed and the Little Prince have in common?
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The most recent cinematography productions and video games of famous franchises are made in the largest metropolitan area in Québec.
  • Batman: the action video game Batman: Arkham Origins has been developed by Warner Bros. Games Montréal studio; a story that allows the player to explore the streets of Gotham City while in the shoes of the hero
  • X-Men: in addition to shooting the last three parts of the saga in Greater Montréal, the studio 20th Century Fox has selected Montréal-based Technicolor to provide the visual effects
  • Assassin’s Creed: this historical video game series which combines action, adventure and infiltration, has been developed, among others, by Ubisoft Montréal since 2007
  • The Little Prince: this animated film, inspired by the famous novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and recently adapted to the big screen, has been entirely designed in Old Montréal by the Mikros Image Studio Canada
Greater Montréal has also marked significant growth of both of these creative industries and high technology:
  • + 14% per year for video games
  • + 25% per year for visual effects
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Which are the three UN cities in North America?
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Only three cities in North America host bodies of the Organization of the United Nations: Washington, New York and Montréal. Québec's largest city is the headquarters of four major UN entities:

  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • UNESCO's Statistical Institute
  • Secretariat of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montréal Protocol (UNMFS)
  • Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)
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Among the major cities of the G7 countries, which one offers the most competitive operating costs (averaged across 19 industries)?
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According to a KPMG study published in 2016, Greater Montréal offers the most competitive operating costs among the major metropolises of the G-7 countries that were analyzed, with a population of 2 million or more. Indeed, the city enjoys a cost advantage of nearly 15% over the average of the four largest US cities for all the sectors studied. And this cost advantage increases to 25% and more in certain strategic sectors that benefit from targeted tax credits.

This study examined 19 types of companies grouped into the following 4 sectors: digital services, services related to R&D, business services and manufacturing.

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Which are the strengths that place Greater Montréal at the forefront of the digital revolution?
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The Greater Montréal region has a high density of gray matter per square inch. For example, in the ICT - Information and communications technology industry, there are more than 91,000 employees, including 35,000 software developers, more than 10,000 specialists in video game production and 1,500 2D and 3D animation specialists. To find out more
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Why did singer Patrick Watson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, astronaut David Saint-Jacques and filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée all choose to study in Montréal?
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With 190,000 university students, including 22,000 foreign students, Greater Montréal is Canada's university capital, in addition to being the best student city in the Americas (QS Best Student Cities 2015 to 2016 and the best city in the world to study abroad (Sea Turtle Index 2013). To find out more
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What do D-BOX’s motion-activated theater seats, the DTI in-flight entertainment software, and the Wonderbra have in common?
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The true creativity of Montréal where the culture of innovation is a part of the DNA! As an ecosystem driven by interaction between its technological, scientific, artistic and cultural communities, the entrepreneurial fabric of the metropolis continues to grow. Moreover, several companies that developed pioneering innovations have benefited from Montréal's accelerators entrenched in the business and academic communities, such as industrial clusters and sectoral associations.
  • D-BOX technologies: A Longueuil-based company which designs and manufactures high-technology motion systems intended mainly for the needs of the entertainment industry
  • DTI Software: the headquarters of the industry leader when it comes to in-flight entertainment is located in Montréal
  • Wonderbra: at the time of its beginnings on the banks of the Lachine Canal, this company provided the entire British Empire with underclothing and lace! The Winkie bra, the first strapless bra launched in 1940, propelled the brand that will become globally recognized in 1963 with the invention of the first push-up bra
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Which metropolis, other than Montréal, offers you the possibility to ski, surf on a river, visit museums all night long, take selfies with the greatest tennis and hockey players, have a drink in an igloo and attend dozens of international events and festivities?
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There is no other city! Only Greater Montréal, one of the safest cities in the world, offers you the opportunity to do all of this in different seasons of the year, or within one of the 120 international events and festivals that make the city unique. Even better, in 2017 Montréal will turn 375 get ready for the larger-than-life festivities! To find out more
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Which award-winning organization has been assisting foreign companies and international organizations with their investment projects in Greater Montréal for 20 years now?
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It's Montréal International (MI), the economic development agency of Greater Montréal abroad, of course! The organization celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016! Over the past 20 years, MI has greatly contributed to the global reach of Greater Montréal, acting as a key driver for economic development. To find out more