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Business and economic development
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Why expand your business into Gatineau?

Gatineau is a young and growing city. It offers a wide range of benefits for businesses, and countless business opportunities.

Gatineau's economic development initiatives

Conditions conducive to economic development

Gatineau plays an active role in economic development based on the following mission:

“In the interest of a sustainable and equitable economy, and in consultation with Gatineau's economic and political partners, and those of the surrounding municipalities, lead the way by promoting the city's attributes, creating conditions favourable to economic development, and introducing initiatives and measures to support businesses.”

Gatineau's municipal council has adopted a Social economy policy and an action plan for 2021-2025.

Fonds régions et ruralité

Under the Fonds régions et ruralité (FRR) established on April 1, 2020, Gatineau and Quebec's ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation signed an agreement on Volet 2 – Soutien à la compétence de développement local et régional des MRC. Under the agreement, this phase will support Gatineau's local and regional development efforts, under its management: Gatineau will set the priorities for intervention and introduce policies on local assistance. The FRR replaces the Fonds de développement des territoires (FDT) as of March 31, 2020.

A commission dedicated to economic strategies

Ville de Gatineau is working with a commission that has a strategic role in creating conditions that are conducive to economic development. The Commission de développement économique provides advice and recommendations to the Municipal Council on the strategies that will best serve the city's economic growth, and on how to respond to emerging opportunities and challenges.

Picking your location and getting set up

The Bureau du développement économique (BDÉ) will help you:

Contact us:

819-243-2345, ext. 4052

Business start-ups, growth and financing

The mission of ID Gatineau, mandated by Ville de Gatineau, is to support and guide businesses that can promote economic development and diversification, along with wealth creation, throughout Gatineau.

ID Gatineau guides wealth creating businesses with strong growth potential through the process of developing their startup, growth and sustainability projects.

What is a wealth creating business with strong growth potential?

Essentially, it is a business with expertise in a distinctive product or service that fills a need, has export potential and is able to create quality sustainable jobs and generate investment in Gatineau.

Get in touch through

Do you have questions about a business project?

  • Businesses established (or wanting to set up) in Gatineau can contact ID Gatineau through
  • Our business advisor will direct you to the most appropriate external resources.

Guidance and financing

Do you have a wealth creating business with strong growth potential? ID Gatineau can help you:

  • successfully start up your business;
  • speed up your business' growth; and
  • ensure that your business remains sustainable.

Contact ID Gatineau


Business and building permits

The Service de l'urbanisme et du développement durable will help you:

Doing business with Ville de Gatineau

Online services and other information

Study on the attractiveness and economic diversification of downtown Gatineau

Open Data

About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 292,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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