Quebec Premier Pauline Marois is trying to reassure multinational corporations concerned about the policies of her Parti Québécois government.

Marois said she met with a dozen multinationals at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and concluded many are interested in the province.

The PQ government came under criticism last fall for elements of its economic plan, including higher taxes for the wealthy and increased mining royalties.

The province is hoping to attract new companies with a 10-year tax holiday for investments of $300 million or more in some sectors, and extra money for research and development.

Marois is in the middle of a trip overseas that also includes stops in England and Scotland.