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The mission of PÔLE Québec Chaudière-Appalaches is to catalyze economic development efforts in targeted business sectors so that the Québec Chaudière-Appalaches Economic ZONE may achieve world-class status through increased competitiveness and thereby enrich collective wealth.


  • UNDERSTAND the dynamics driving current market trends from the business point of view
  • DIAGNOSE business’ strengths, weaknesses and sources of competitive edge
  • Help POSITION businesses on the key factors required for success in their specific sector
  • PREPARE, EQUIP and COACH businesses and business leaders in developing their relations with institutions and governments


PÔLE Québec Chaudière-Appalaches
is a strategy-minded organization active in economic development.

PÔLE Québec Chaudière-Appalaches
resulted from the merging of four prominent organizations in the Economic ZONE:

  • Cité de l’optique (Québec Optics City)
  • Émergence Entrepreneur
  • GATIQ (Groupe d’action pour l’avancement technologique et industriel de la région de Québec—Chaudière-Appalaches )
  • SPEQM (Greater Québec Economic Development Corporation)

In 2002, following the mergers of all municipalities in the greater Québec City area, provincial and municipal authorities, along with the business community agreed to create this new, dynamic structure, in step with the times.

Target sectors

Goal and strategic directions of PÔLE Québec Chaudière-Appalaches:

  • Prioritize target sectors; pool sector resources
  • Deploy strategy surrounding target sectors
  • Drum up support and business in target sectors
  • Coordinate development around specific, regional actions

Priority sectors of PÔLE Québec Chaudière-Appalaches:

  • Life sciences, health and nutrition
  • Processed materials
  • Applied technologies

For further information about PÔLE's priorities, you may consult our publication about target sectors as well as excerpts from our strategic reflection document.


Sector task force

For each sector, an advisory task force devises strategies according to the main issues and challenges identified in order to promote growth and improve the co-ordination of services offered sector members.

PÔLE Québec Chaudière-Appalaches also acts in the capacity of facilitator among actors, decision-makers and various regional partners involved in the zone’s economic development.


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