Created in 1996, Montréal International (MI) is the result of a private-public partnership. Its mission is to contribute to the economic development of Greater Montréal and enhance its international status. Its mandates include attracting foreign direct investments, international organizations and international strategic workers as well as promoting the competitive and international environment of Greater Montréal. Montréal International—a non-profit organization—is funded by the private sector, the governments of Canada and Québec, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (Montréal Metropolitan Community) and the City of Montréal. Since its creation, Montréal International has helped to attract $13.5 billion in foreign direct investments to Greater Montréal. From these investments, more than 61,000 jobs have been created or maintained. To date, MI’s activities have also allowed almost half of the 64 or so international organizations to establish themselves in the city and attract and retain over 10,000 international strategic workers.