The PĂ´les

Laval was one of the first cities in Quebec to actively pursue technopolitan growth through the development of a high-technology knowledge economy. To this end, it has structured its economical development around SIX technopolitan sectors of excellence – the BIOTECH CITY , the INDUSTRIAL POLE, the AGROPOLE , the e-POLE, the BUSINESS SERVICES AND HEAD OFFICES POLE and the LEISURE AND TOURISM POLE.

The objectives are as follows:
  • Create close ties between academic research and business
  • Help commercialize research
  • Stimulate the technology component of manufacturing.

The Poles

AGROPOLE

Comprises farm production, agri-food (processing and distribution), technological innovation and scientific research.

BIOTECH CITY

The Biotech City is part of a vast international life sciences network. It is also an important player in the scientific community of Greater Montreal and contributes to the region’s leadership in the field of life sciences.

e-POLE

The e-POLE’s main areas of expertise are manufacturing, software development, consulting services, installation and repair, training and telemarketing, infrastructures and business process mapping, and IT applications for the health field.

INDUSTRIAL POLE

Comprises order givers, subcontractors, designers and manufacturers in almost every sphere of activity.

BUSINESS SERVICES AND HEAD OFFICES POLE

The Business Services POLE and Head Offices is defined as a group of companies offering specialized services in various fields of expertise such as real estate, legal services, accounting, consulting engineering and business head offices

LEISURE AND TOURISM POLE

Laval has tremendous growth potential in tourism. Besides day trippers and tourists who stay in Laval, this industry also includes the recreational activities of Laval residents.

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