Montréal, October 20, 2014 – Montréal International (MI) brought home three awards from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) annual conference held this week in Fort Worth, TX: a SILVER award for its 2013 Activity Report, a BRONZE award for its new visual identity, and a BRONZE award for its 2013-2014 Greater Montréal Attractiveness Indicators, in the Population greater than 500,000 category.
“Economic development helps support growth and improve the quality of peoples’ lives the world over,” said IEDC President Bill Sproull. “These efforts are all the more significant in an increasingly competitive and knowledge-based economy. We are happy to pay tribute to Montréal International – an organization that’s at the forefront of economic development best practices.”
MI is proud to receive these prestigious distinctions from an international organization of experts such as IEDC. “These awards are noteworthy because they are our peers’ official recognition of the work we do to promote Greater Montréal’s economic strengths, which highlights above all the region’s talent,” explained Dominique Anglade, President and CEO of Montréal International.
MI recently rolled out a brand-new visual identity for its 18th year, along with new publications and a revamped web site. “MI’s new image is a powerful tool that will help increase the local and international reach of MI and Greater Montréal among all partners, clients and audiences. It positions Montréal as a unique and creative metropolis that is highly attractive for foreign direct investment, international organizations and skilled workers,” added Ms. Anglade.
The International Economic Development Council is dedicated to helping economic developers create high-quality jobs, develop more vibrant communities, and generally improve the quality of life in their regions. With more than 4,000 members, IEDC is the world’s largest organization serving the economic development profession (www.iedconline.org).
View nominated promotional materials:
MI 2013 Activity Report
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2013-2014 Greater Montréal Attractiveness Factors »»
Graphic design: ÉCORCE
Created in 1996, Montréal International (MI) is the result of a private-public partnership. Its mission is to contribute to the economic development of Greater Montréal and enhance its international status. Its mandates include attracting foreign direct investments, international organizations and international strategic workers as well as promoting the competitive and international environment of Greater Montréal. Montréal International—a non-profit organization—is funded by the private sector, the governments of Canada and Québec, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (Montréal Metropolitan Community) and the City of Montréal.
Since its creation, Montréal International has helped to attract $10.6 billion in foreign direct investments to Greater Montréal. From these investments, 52,000 jobs have been created or maintained. To date, MI’s activities have also allowed almost half of some 60 international organizations to establish themselves in the city and attract and retain more than 9,000 international strategic workers.