Located halfway between Montréal and Québec City on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, the Centre-du-Québec region is the land of gourmet discoveries and cultural events. Moreover, its proximity to the American border facilitates the region’s industrial and business activities. Over the last few years, the region has enjoyed job growth above the Québec average.
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Population : 246 610 inhabitants
Area : 6 921 km²
Cities : Drummondville, Victoriaville, Nicolet
Emerging economic sectors : Commercial vehicle materials and equipment, special vehicles and recreational products, recovery and reclamation of residual materials, furniture and milled wood, technical textiles
Economy and employment
The Centre-du-Québec region is very active in business creation and enjoys a very diversified industrial sector. In addition to the traditional textile, clothing, furniture and wood industries, the region is also home to several businesses in the areas of food, paper, plastic, metal products, machinery and transportation equipment. In addition, it is recognized as a pioneer in the recovery and recycling of residual material as well as in community development.