Competitive Advantage

The sustainable development projects in the Haut-Saint-Laurent Valley territory (the “Hub-30”) are specifically designed to meet the needs of potential investors and offer considerable benefits to the companies and inhabitants of the area thanks to the many financial, geographical, logistic and quality of life initiatives the territory offers.

The Haut-Saint-Laurent Valley territory (the “Hub-30”) of the CRÉ Haut-Saint-Laurent Valley offers strategic positioning from a logistics point of view. The Haut-Saint-Laurent Valley territory (the “Hub-30”) includes:

  • Major transportation infrastructures: long-haul trucks, railways, seaways, harbours and an unequalled access to the American and Ontarian borders.
  • The Haut-Saint-Laurent Valley territory (the “Hub-30”) is characterized by abundant hydroelectric energy sources, the proximity of the St. Lawrence Seaway and large industrial spaces, as well as the strong presence of large industrial companies and a wide-range subcontractor networks.
  • The Haut-Saint-Laurent Valley territory (the “Hub-30”) is also at the centre of the continental flow of goods and the corridor of trade for Quebec - Ontario and the United States, and reaches 135 million consumers in a radius of 1000 km (less than one day in a truck). The presence of multiple highways and access roads, the Port of Valleyfield, the Port area of Sainte-Catherine and a well developed railway network allow multiple services at competitive prices.
  • It is also necessary to note among the advantages of the Haut-Saint-Laurent Valley territory (the “Hub-30”) the availability of a broad range of services, including: access to abundant quantities of industrial water (non-treated and treated), access to a natural gas network, an electrical 25 and 120 KW grid and the availability of alternative energy sources including hot water, steam and hydrogen.
  • The great short-term availability of land at competitive costs and conditions, the proximity of markets and the availability of labour are just some of the positive factors that the Haut-Saint-Laurent Valley territory (the “Hub-30”) presents.
  • A dynamic socio-economic fabric, in a growth-oriented sustainable development context, aims to implement projects that will allow a maximum potential for development of residential, commercial and industrial public service resources and logistics within an urban plan that allows the best possible cohesion of interest and promotion of the economic development of the Haut-Saint-Laurent Valley territory (the “Hub-30”).
  • Lastly, 85 % of Quebec business exchanges with the rest of North America come through the Haut-Saint-Laurent Valley territory (the “Hub-30”).