Who are Ottawa’s industry leaders?
Insights into the National Capital Region’s top companies and economic trends
Ottawa’s economy, the oft- repeated narrative goes, is suffering under the strain of federal cuts.
But upon closer examination, one sees that such thinking is a gross oversimplification that misses the stories of the many companies and sectors that are not only surviving, but thriving in the nation’s capital. Business leaders need detailed information on the local economy to capitalize on these opportunities. Ottawa Business Journal’s 2014
Book of Lists is the only publication that provides a comprehensive snapshot of key economic trends, backed by detailed data and easily navigable directories of top local firms.
We’ve organized all this information into five key economic sectors. Each section opens with an industry overview, followed by profiles of key local executives. More than 600 of the region’s top companies are then ranked by size in dozens of specific industry categories.
New this year is a list of the city’s largest catering companies (page 61) to help those organizing business lunches, receptions and galas impress their attendees. There’s also a new ranking of the city’s biggest film and television production firms (page 66).
We’ve also added a list of the region’s highest- paid executives (page 81), so you can see the compensation packages of those in C-suites across the city.
We’ve continued to include popular features such as the region’s largest accounting firms (page 9), meeting and convention spaces (pages 56-60) and private-sector employers (page 72).
OBJ’s Book of Lists also contains details about the top deals from the last 12 months. Which high- tech firms are catching the attention of venture capitalists? Turn to page 34. What company landed the largest contract with the federal government? Check out page 76. Who are the contractors behind the city’s biggest construction projects? Flip to page 79.
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. Jacob Serebrin compiled the information appearing in the Who’s Who bio pages. The
Book of Lists is produced by OBJ creative director Tanya Connolly-Holmes.
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.