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1 August 2014 Consider Canada’s large cities for global trade and investment

2 Canada’s large cities: a unified voice for Canada’s large cities Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 2 11 cities working together to promote Canada as an ideal destination for global trade and investment. Our job is to make your job easier!

3 Our Focus The Consider Canada City Alliance Inc. (Consider Canada) unites eleven of Canada’s Economic Development Agencies to: 1. Promote Canada and our respective jurisdictions using a collaborative approach, as a destination for global trade and investment; 2. Partner to improve the environment in Canada for foreign investment; and 3. Exchange best practices in economic development amongst its members and partners. Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 3

4 The Importance of the City Level The members strongly believe: Cities play an increasingly critical role in global economic flows, and A nation’s value proposition for trade and investment is best presented through an integration of the efforts at the national and regional levels. Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 4

5 Consider Canada City Alliance – Our contribution to Canadian Economy Together, Consider Canada’s eleven members represent: Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 5 52% Canada’s Population 55.7% Canada’s Employment 54.5% Canada’s GDP

6 Consider Canada City Alliance – Our contribution to Canadian Economy Between 2008 and 2013, Consider Canada’s eleven members represent: Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 6 68% Canada’s GDP Growth

7 Sample Activity Spring 2012, FDI mission China: Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou Spring 2013, FDI mission China: Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Beijing Fall 2013, FDI mission Europe: Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan Spring 2014, FDI Mission Asia: Japan and Taiwan Fall 2014 FDI mission Europe: Belgium, Germany, UK Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 7

8 Sample Mission Results Results from Europe Mission Survey, December 2013 Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 8 CityNew ContactsProspectsLeads Madrid Amsterdam Milan Total

9 Planned 2014 Activity February Meeting of Members in Ottawa Meeting of Communications staff in Ottawa Asia mission February 23 to March 4 March Game Developers Conference, San Francisco, March May to August Standardization of information from members Co-ordination of calendars for priority markets Joining of embedded staff from Invest in Canada August September Sep meeting in Quebec City for all members and communications reps Networking event with IAMC, Quebec City October to November Europe Mission 29 Oct - 6 Nov Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 9

10 Halifax: A Canadian gateway to the world Major North American transportation and logistics hub Major projects totalling $122 billion in Atlantic Canada Diverse economy powered by growing industry sectors such as financial services, transportation and logistics and ocean technology One of the most highly-educated workforces in North America - close to 70% of the working age population have post-secondary certification Ranked Top 10 for Business Friendliness in FDI Magazine’s ranking of American Cities of the Future 2013/14 Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 10

11 Québec City: Blending the Old and the New World Lowest operating costs, affordable electricity rates, competitive salaries and unique fiscal programs Industrial diversity driving innovation: Québec City among the top 10 North American cities (2thinknow) With 400 labs, groups, consortiums, institutes and research centres: one of the highest concentrations of research facilities in Canada Knowledge-oriented employment market with 1 in 2 jobs created in the knowledge economy combined with a specialized and highly educated workforce Among the highest GDP growths in Canada UNESCO World Heritage site within a vibrant city in harmony with its spectacular natural environment Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 11

12 Greater Montréal: Greater Montréal, Greater Ambition Lowest business operating costs in North America Most direct access to the North American and European markets. Largest intermodal port in Eastern Canada, access to the Great Lakes and Saint-Lawrence Seaway all year round A highly educated force: Canada’s No. 1 City for university degrees awarded and a world-class academic network including McGill, which figures amongst the world’s top 25 universities. Knowledge-based industries such as ICT, Financial services and Agri-Food 1 st city in North America for international conventions Credit: Staphan Poulin Credit: Johanne Palasse Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 12

13 Ottawa: Where Talent Comes to Work, Play and Grow 100% high-speed Internet connectivity in schools, universities, hospitals, libraries, research institutes and municipal facilities 90% of Canada’s industrial telecommunications research and development is conducted in Ottawa Over $4.7 billion CDN invested in Ottawa technology companies in the last ten years The most educated city in Canada with 61% of workers having a post-secondary degree and the highest concentration of scientists and engineers in Canada Home to over 44 national and academic research labs Ranked as one of the least congested, fastest growing and affordable cities in North America Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 13

14 Invest Toronto: Canada’s economic engine with great cosmopolitan flair 4 th largest city in North America, within a 90-minute flight from major U.S. cities One-quarter of Canada’s population lives in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Toronto’s GDP tops $314.6 billion in addition to unparalleled cost advantages Toronto-based businesses export over $70 billion in goods and services 196,108 businesses that have access to a highly skilled, multilingual workforce Five of the largest banks have their headquarters near Canada’s busiest stock exchange Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 14

15 Waterloo Region: Where business is heading Proximity to the U.S. market and is supported by state-of-the-art transportation and logistics. A highly-skilled and stable workforce educated at three internationally recognized post-secondary institutions; the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Conestoga College. With over 1000 technology companies, the ICT sector propels other industry sectors to cutting edge standards. Patents per capita is almost 4 times higher than the Canadian average, and annual exports from the Region total $11.4 billion with a Regional GDP of 27.5 billion in Over 150 research institutes call Waterloo Region home Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 15

16 Winnipeg: The World Is Taking Notice The lowest overall business costs in Western Canada, Midwestern U.S. and Pacific U.S. (KPMG Competitive Alternatives 2014). The lowest published electricity rates in North America for mid-sized and large consumers. Home to CentrePort Canada, the only tri-modal inland port in the country and the only one to provide foreign trade zone advantages. One of only two Canadian cities with three Class 1 railways: CN, CP and BNSF. At the hub of five major continental and global transportation routes, and it’s situated within a 24- hour drive to a population of 100 million. Winnipeg has the third-highest number of head offices per capita among Canada's largest cities (11.9 head offices per 100,000 population). Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 16

17 Saskatoon: Where Enterprise Meets Opportunity Saskatoon Is The Fastest Growing, Youngest City In Canada (StatsCan) Culture thrives in Saskatoon where diverse traditions, religions and languages are respected and celebrated. Home to the world’s largest uranium producing company and the largest fertilizer company. 30% of Canada’s Ag-Biotech industry is in Saskatoon; Canada’s center for plant and animal genome science. Over 40% of Canada’s arable is in Saskatchewan 190,000 km. highway and road network throughout the province, CN and CPR intermodal terminals connect to the US, and both eastern and western Canada; all at the HUB of Saskatoon. Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 17

18 Calgary. Be Part of the Energy Credit: Fosters and Partners Highest personal income in Canada and lowest tax rates in Canada Calgary produces the highest returns for commercial real estate investment (Compare to 60 cities, Investment Property Databank, 2013) Calgary ranked 22 out of 83 cities in the GFCI (Global Financial Centres Index 15, March 2014) Fastest growing labour force and lowest unemployment rate over the past 10 years Thriving business environment for many sectors, including manufacturing companies and high tech start-ups City with the two largest urban parks in Canada Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 18

19 Vancouver: Innovative, Creative, Sustainable One of the most globally competitive tax regimes with low rates and generous refundable R&D incentives First class infrastructure; Vancouver has North America’s best airport; an outstanding public transit system; some of the fastest broadband speeds in the world Closest major port to Asia, one of the world’s best natural deep-water harbours and a key international transportation hub Some of the lowest energy rates in North America, primarily derived from clean energy Vancouver is one of top 10 lowest risk cities in the world to recruit, employ, and redeploy business talent Vancouver is a magnet for global talent and investment; in 2013 it attracted more venture capital than any other Canadian city Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance 19

20 Canada’s large cities: a unified voice for Canada’s large cities Welcome to Consider Canada City Alliance cities working together to promote Canada as an ideal destination for global trade and investment. Our job is to make your job easier!

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