Ot­tawa’s econ­omy: a closer look

An in-depth snap­shot of the city’s key busi­ness sec­tors

Ottawa Business Journal - Book of Lists - - Editor's Note - Peter Kovessy Edi­tor Ot­tawa Busi­ness Jour­nal

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.

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