Culture in Montréal is so much more than just part of our identity or a source of entertainment; it’s also a tremendous driver of economic development. To demonstrate its commitment to this sector, the Board of Trade has been a member of the steering committee for Montréal, Cultural Metropolis since 2007. We get involved in concrete ways to support culture, and we create connections between the cultural and business communities. In the next section, read through a study that demonstrates the importance of culture for our economy and that outlines the Board of Trade’s tangible efforts to support the sector.