The CAPEX-online© database is the only source of systematic information on business investment in capital expenditure projects in Canada. The database focuses on greenfield and brownfield projects, or investments that contribute directly to wealth creation. Traditional investment activity measurements often ignore these projects and instead place significant emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, which actually only represent capital flux between investors.

A database of investment projects worth nearly $2 trillion, compiled since 2000

The CAPEX-online© database is based on over 600 sources of information and rigorous research and compilation criteria as well as standardized classification protocols, particularly in terms of sector, geography and head office location.

CAPEX-online© uses Structured Query Language (SQL) technology to allow multifactor queries, making it easier for analysts and other users to generate rich statistical tables. Combined with keyword searches, theses queries produce unparalleled information on investment patterns. CAPEX-online© thereby enables users to detect changes in investment make-up and corresponding shifts in the business environment.

Targeted strategies can then be firmly and exceptionnally precisely built based on the fundamentals of Canadian investment dynamics in a given sector. It is also much easier to highlight unprecedented recent success stories.

Online access is easy, and users can customize features to their specific needs. For example, some organizations may need to perform expansive searches on industrial sectors (e.g., NAICS-6, NAICS-3) or industrial cluster, while others may focus on information related to job creation, geographical distribution, physical facilities (e.g., for industrial zone planning) or foreign direct investment (FDI).

Greenfield projects make up nearly 60% of the database

CAPEX-online©’s exceptionally fine granularity and statistical functions make it the perfect tool for business targeting.



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… and a directory of green projects.