Direct foreign investment - Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) invest $51,350 in Technoparc Montréal to support its international activities



    MONTREAL, June 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Mario Monette, President and CEO of
Technoparc Montréal, has announced that Foreign Affairs and International
Trade Canada is granting the organization $51,350 in financial aid to help it
implement its foreign development and prospecting strategy.
    The financial aid will enable Technoparc Montréal to develop country and
business sector studies, comparative analysis and strategic plans, and to
produce the material needed to promote Montréal as a place where cutting edge
aerospace, life sciences, information technology and telecommunications, and
environmental technology firms should establish themselves or invest in. As
part of its plan, Technoparc Montréal will also overhaul its Website and
create information kits and brochures.
    The aid will also help bring in more foreign economic and scientific
delegations, as well as potential immigrant investors looking into the
business opportunities offered by the city.
    The government aid is being provided through the Invest Canada-Community
Initiatives (ICCI), a shared cost program that helps Canadian communities
attract, retain and expand foreign direct investment.
    Technoparc Montréal is the City of Montréal's strategic partner in
operationalizing its Montréal, a city of knowledge concept-a stimulating
vision that promotes knowledge, creativity and innovation. Technoparc Montréal
excels in urban planning and in the design and construction of
state-of-the-art facilities on the Island of Montréal (especially in the
Quartier de la santé) suitable for scientific research centres and companies
specialized in cutting edge technologies. Technoparc Montréal's Saint-Laurent
campus is dedicated to the aerospace, life sciences, information technology
and environmental technology industries.
    To learn more about Technoparc Montréal, visit www.technoparc.com.




For further information:

For further information: Annie Gravier, Director of Public Affairs and
Communications, (514) 956-2545, agravier@technoparc.com


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