The City of Quebec:
Located some 800 km north of Boston, Québec City is the only walled city in North America and the oldest city north of the Mexican border. Founded in 1608, the city is renowned for its European charm and magnificent scenery which attract tourists from around the world. Québec City has been designated a world heritage site by UNESCO.
Québec City residents enjoy the benefits of both an urban centre and the countryside, with several picturesque historical towns and numerous breathtaking parks located nearby.
The region is large enough to offer the services enjoyed in larger cities but also small enough to preserve a sense of community. It offers a family oriented lifestyle and a relaxed atmosphere.
Québec City is located at the heart of a very attractive economic region. This is in part due to its geographic location and access to a market representing over 360 million consumers, 80 million of which are in a 1,000 km radius. The region itself offers a diversified economic base and the population’s strong entrepreneurial culture consistently leads to the creation of new businesses. Specifically, Québec City offers:
An exceptional commercial and tourism infrastructures
--A world-class convention centre and an ultra-modern trade center
--Over 11,000 hotel rooms
A diversified services of exceptional quality
--The expertise of world-class R&D companies --6,000 researchers and associates
--Over one hundred private and public research centers
A sophisticated educational network
--Laval University (the 2nd oldest in North America) and Université du Québec
--French and bilingual schools
A strong and dynamic manufacturing industry
--Close to 1,100 manufacturing companies employing nearly 33,000 people
Adapted industrial infrastructure
--50 industrial zones and parks, easily accessible and well organized
In 2008, Québec City celebrates its 400th anniversary. As the city gets ready to welcome the world, Aéroport de Québec is going ahead with a massive redevelopment project involving the terminal. Not only will the completion of this project help to continually improve air transportation services and contribute to the enhancement of the region’s transportation network, but it improves the site’s overall efficiency and offers passengers a top-notch airport experience in a safe and pleasant environment.
As the city is in the midst of celebrating its 400th anniversary, many visitors from around the world will come to take part in this event. The redesigned terminal of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport is a window into Québec City, showcasing the historic and cultural wealth of a region that has proudly retained its distinguishind qualities into the modern day.