Developed by the Research Institute on Contemporary Economics, in association with the Université de Sherbrooke, the regional indices serve to assess the performance of Canada’s various regions.
Unlike more conventional indices, the regional indices are designed to reflect only the territorial activities of the companies included. Calculations are thus based on the following three criteria:
The company’s centre of influence, as reflected by the percentage of managers and administrators living in the territory under review; the percentage of employees working in the territory; and the percentage of the company’s total tangible assets used in the territory. This criterion accounts for 25% of the weight of the index.
The centre of productivity, which takes into account the percentage of the company’s total number of factories or branches in the territory, the percentage of the production capacity in the territory, and all other indications of productivity in the territory. This criterion accounts for 50% of the weight of the index.
Ownership, which is the percentage controlled by those living in the territory. This criterion accounts for 25% of the weight of the index.
For further details about the
methodology, we invite you to visit the Web site of the Centre
d’analyse et de suivi de l’Indice Québec.