Ottawa’s economy: a closer look
An in-depth snapshot of the city’s key business sectors
This year marks the most significant overhaul to Ottawa Business Journal’s Book of Lists in more than a decade.
Always a valuable resource for finding customers, suppliers or simply seeing where a company ranks among its peers, the Book of Lists is now the most comprehensive guide to Ottawa’s economy and business community.
We’ve included more economic data on Ottawa’s most important business sectors, including tech, tourism and real estate, as well as adding brief introductions to the executives leading the city’s largest companies.
Which neighbourhoods are seeing the net wealth of residents increase the fastest? Turn to page four. What local company snagged more than $8 million in venture capital financing earlier this year? Find out on page 34. Where do most of Ottawa’s tourists come from? Check out page 46. Who’s behind the largest construction project that broke ground this year? Flip to page 79.
Also new this year are several pages detailing the largest federal contracts awarded to local firms, as well as the biggest construction projects launched in the last year.
As always, the Book of Lists ranks more than 600 companies in dozens of business sectors. Along with popular annual features such as the region’s largest hotels (page 53-55) and private employers (page 72), we’ve introduced new lists of security guard firms (page 20), residential real estate agents (page 31) and the largest local events and festivals (page 50).
A full index of lists appears on the following page.
All this information is organized by industry, making the leading reference guide on the top companies in the National Capital Region even easier to use.
This publication is a constant work in progress, with the information contained in its pages being updated throughout the year. That’s only possible thanks to the co-operation of all the companies and organizations that responded to our requests for information.
Without their willingness to provide accurate and up-to-date data, the Book of Lists would not be possible.
Another huge thanks goes out to OBJ’s researcher, Patti Moran, who spent countless hours sending out surveys and organizing the results. Mathew Klie-Cribb compiled the information appearing in the Who’s Who bio pages. The Book of Lists is produced by OBJ creative director Tanya Connolly-Holmes and proofread by Mark Brownlee and David Sali.
This publication is also available for purchase in a digital format, with our databases organized in an Excel file, at OBJ.ca.
Whether you prefer the print or digital edition, the Book of Lists is a useful business directory, buyer’s guide and research tool that will be a versatile resource for your organization throughout the year.