The labour shortage will be at the heart of the economic challenges of the coming years and will be a major concern. We will continue to work with all stakeholders in the business community to develop innovative and sustainable solutions. By building a more affordable, greener and more inclusive city that attracts talent and businesses, is Projet Montréal contributing directly to the solution.
a. Set up a working group under the Mayor’s responsibility for economic development and innovation;
b. Create three innovation hubs in the east, west and north of Montréal;
c. Support the Palais des congrès expansion project;
d. Make the facilitator unit created to continuously improve processes for supporting development projects permanent;
e. Implement a regulatory relief plan and mandate administrative units to review our practices for the purpose of providing services to businesses and issuing permits more quickly;
f. Create a Laboratoire des savoirs urbains (urban knowledge laboratory), in partnership with Montréal universities, to develop, experiment with and share innovative urban practices;
g. Update the downtown strategy to address the challenges of the pandemic and continue to recover from it;
h. Support the transformation and recovery of emerging economic hubs, such as the District Central in Ahuntsic-Cartierville and the Parc industriel de l’Est;
i. Adhere to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Port Cities and adopt an action plan to do so successfully, in collaboration with the Port of Montreal and partners.