According to the Fraser Institute, an independent research and educational organization, Québec was the top investment location for mining companies in 2007-2008. This finding emerged from a survey of 372 mining companies around the world.
The survey took into account mineral endowments in addition to operating environment considerations, including legal and tax frameworks, environmental standards, infrastructure and workforce issues.
Québec placed first in the survey, followed by Nevada, Finland, Alberta and Manitoba.
Source: Fraser Institute (complete survey)