Quebec City is the capital of Quebec. It has a population of about 765,706 people. Most jobs in Quebec City are in public administration, defence, services, commerce, transport and tourism. As the provincial capital, the largest employer is the government. As well, around 10% of jobs are in manufacturing. Quebec is a place where business can be done in both French and English. A lot of Tourism Business is generated from La Citadel, Le Chateau Frontenac, Old Quebec (part of world heritage site) and the winter Carnaval which includes the famous Ice Hotel. As well Quebec has hosted many sporting events such as the Special Olympics Canada National Winter Games, the 2008 IIHF World Championship, Challenge Bell, a Women's Tennis Association tournament, Crashed Ice, an extreme downhill skating race, the Tour de Quebec (cycling event) and the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final at the Pavillon de la Jeunesse at ExpoCité. 

Low start-up and operating costs, major tax incentives (such as the flow through tax credit system for the mining industry) and low electricity rates (due to subsidized power from hydroelectricity) allows new business ventures to thrive. Quebec is a smaller city than the rest in the Great Lakes - St.Lawrence Lowlands, but it makes up for it in it's character and history. Not only is it one of the oldest cities in North America, but it used to be the capital of French Canada and Lower Canada. 



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