From the St. Lawrence River to the mountains, the Chaudière-Appalaches region enthrals with the splendour of its landscapes. Thanks to its enviable geographic location between the Capitale-Nationale region and the United States and to its economic diversity, the region has an impressive and longstanding tradition of entrepreneurial creativity.
Population : 426 791 inhabitants
Area : 15 074 km²
Cities : Lévis, Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, Thetford Mines
Emerging economic sectors : Composite and plastic materials, technical textiles, agrifood production and processing
Economy and employment
The Chaudière-Appalaches region has a number of attractions: in addition to being one of the most agriculturally active regions in Québec, it has an important wood industry, enjoys direct access to the St. Lawrence River and proximity to the United States, and is home to specialized research centres, all of which translate into an enviably dynamic economy. The region excels, in particular, in plastics processing and the forming of composite materials and technical textiles.
With the highest employment rate in all of Québec, among other things, the region offers a favourable job market. Job prospects are good in several economic sectors, particularly in agriculture and food production, plastic products and composite materials, metal manufacturing, the manufacture of wood products, finance and insurance, health and social services, and education.
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