The Québec Government Office in Chicago represents the Québec government in 12 states across the Midwest. This mandate involves working on a wide range of commercial, economic, political, environmental, and cultural matters of interest to Québec and this region of the United States.
Québec and the United States: Prospering together
Québec is the
United States’ 10th largest trading partner
Spent each year by
Quebeckers traveling to the U.S.
in the U.S.
More than 12 000 Québec
companies do business
in the United States
Over 250 000 Americans
work for Québec-owned businesses
in the United States
South Dakota, North Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Medical Alley Association - US Market Access Acceleration Program
April 26, 2022 Calling all innovative Medtech and Digital Health companies from Québec! Do you want to launch and market your product in the United States? Applications are now open for our US Market Access Acceleration Program with the Medical Alley Association!
Innergex’s 200MW Solar Farm in Ohio
February 17, 2022 You wouldn’t think that the Midwest would be a hotbed for solar energy, but one of Québec’s leading energy producers is making major advances in the region through partnering with one of the largest corporations on earth to help finance it.
Élage Diouf at the Old Town School of Folk Music
April 6, 2022 to April 6, 2022 |
Arts and Culture
The Québec Government Office in Chicago is honored to invite you to the upcoming performance of Élage Diouf, who will be at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago on April 6th at 8:30PM! A master percussionist, Élage Diouf...
Events to celebrate the Month of the Francophonie
March 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022 |
The Québec Government Office in Chicago is pleased to announce several Québec-related events to celebrate the Month of the Francophonie in March! These activities are notably organized in partnership with the Alliances Françaises...
Sugar Sammy in Chicago
March 23, 2022 to March 26, 2022 |
Named by GQ France as a “master of the punchline, rhythm, and improv,” Québécois comedian Sugar Sammy is back on tour in the United States! Born and raised in Montréal, Sugar Sammy will be in Chicago on March 23rd and 24th and in...
Establish and maintain relations with all branches of government in the Midwestern States, as well as with the major cities of the region.
Coordinate Québec’s contribution to the sustainable management of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin, through regional organizations like the Great Lakes Commission, the Council of Great Lakes Governors, and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.
Promote Québec culture and artists throughout the Midwest.
Promote Québec’s educational initiatives to universities and research centers in the Midwest.
Promote Québec studies and French immersion programs offered in Québec.
Coordinate Québec’s Francophonie initiatives throughout the region.
Mario W. Limoges took office as Québec Delegate in Chicago on December 6, 2021. As Quebec Delegate in Chicago, Mario W. Limoges leads his office in overseeing the twelve Midwest states that make up Quebec's second-largest regional trade partner with over 20 billion dollars of annual commercial exchange. He and his team cultivate growth opportunities across the region by supporting Quebec businesses and organizations in their efforts to increase exportations, investments, and collaboration opportunities. Beyond driving business and economic growth, he also brings a passion for furthering the rich cross-cultural and social relations of the Great Lakes and St-Laurence regions.
Mario Limoges is an experienced manager with over 20 years in public and government affairs as well as in economic development. He was at the helm of businesses and organizations that had proven successes in various sectors of the economy, such as in private capital investment, regional economic development, as well as in retail and tourism. During his career, he held several key positions in the Government of Québec and has served as the Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec (MEI) from 2015 to 2021, as general manager of Export Québec from 2014 to 2015, and as Director General of the Greater Montreal Economic Development Entity for the MEI from 2012 to 2014.
Over the last few years, Mario W. Limoges also chaired and co-chaired numerous committees. He was a founding Board Member for C2 Montreal from 2012 to 2015, helping to launch what has been called the “most forward-thinking business event in the world.”
Mario W. Limoges graduated from Laval University in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in Agri-business, and completed a MBA from University of Sherbrooke in 1991. He was also named Marketing Personality of the Year by the American Marketing Association, Canadian division in 2000.