Business Opportunities

Beauharnois-Salaberry County

In area, population, as well as in its ability to create wealth, Beauharnois-Salaberry is one of the most important Quebec territory. It has many powerful assets: strategic geographic location, important communications network infrastructure, ideally accessible, close to North American markets, excellent living environment, young, active and growing population. The education level of the population and the strong potential for innovation, make the region attractive and economically dynamic. Its strong industrial and commercial fabric and its quality environment make Beauharnois-Salaberry a human-scaled region, well-suited to businesses in the metallurgy, chemical, environment and recycling, transportation and logistics as well as tourism and trade industries.

Beauharnois-Salaberry has an area of 468.34 km2 with more than 129 inhabitants per square kilometre. The St-Lawrence Seaway crosses it, at the heart of the Haut-St-Laurent valley and is less than 40km southwest of Montreal. It has seven (7) municipalities for a total of 61,757 inhabitants within the Greater Beauharnois-Salaberry, a regional urban area of more than 2 million people in a 100km radius. Its average annual rate of growth is 4.9%. The Greater Beauharnois-Salaberry territorial limits include Beauharnois-Salaberry, Montreal, Laval and the Montérégie.

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS CENTRE


The Greater Beauharnois-Salaberry has long been a part of the transportation, storage and distribution sectors making it the ideal place to establish new businesses in transportation and logistics.

The Greater Beauharnois-Salaberry is a major shipping corridor for traffic going towards the United States. Numerous businesses in the transportation and logistics sector, regional or international, establish themselves on the territory. The majority of these have considerable experience, which allows them to offer services with strong added value.

A large number of these businesses have a North-American standing, which reinforces the image of the Beauharnois-Salaberry region as transportation and logistics centre as well as its investment appeal with a view to increasing operations in this sector. Recent investment of more than $100 Millions from CSX to build a new intermodal terminal confirm its logistics vocation.

By establishing your transportation and logistics business in Beauharnois-Salaberry, you will benefit from:

  • a highly competitive business environment: 5% lower operating costs compared to large metropolitan centres of the same size;
  • a strategic location giving you access to the North-American markets of NAFTA which represents 450 million consumers and a GDP of more than 17 B$ US ;
  • a qualified and accessible work force: 71 % of the Quebec work force in transportation and logistics is in the Greater Beauharnois-Salaberry which groups 65% of transportation and logistics businesses in Quebec;
  • speedy access to transportation links: highways, railways, ports and airports;
  • direct access to the port and railway from your industrial park to make your commercial operations easier;
  • 25 specialized training programs in the transportation and logistics sector in order to train and develop your employees;
  • more than 20 research and technology transfer centres in transportation and logistics grouping more than 200 researchers to assist your research and development;
  • 10 supportive sector-related organizations and associations.

Beauharnois-Salaberry is made up of four (4) specialized industrial zones in metallurgy, chemical, environment and recycling, transportation and logistics. These zones are served by utilities, telecommunication and transportation networks.

Beauharnois-Salaberry presently welcomes large metallurgy, chemical, environment and recycling, transportation and logistics companies. Thirteen of them are of international stature and employ more than 2,300 persons and 27 have 100 employees or more. A growing number of companies choose the region to set up their businesses.

Year after year, Beauharnois-Salaberry reaffirms its North-American standing and its willingness to trade with the world. In 2008, more than 41 % of goods manufactured in the region were exported:

  • 34 % to the United States ;
  • 4 % to the European Union ;
  • 3 % to Mexico, Asia and other countries.

It will cost 23% less for your business to locate in Beauharnois-Salaberry compared to large American centres and industrialized countries according to the KPMG Competitive choice study.

Beauharnois-Salaberry offers land at very competitive prices with all utilities. The purchase cost is one of the lowest in North America. As for building a factory, according to a Secor study, the costs are 1.5% lower compared to large North American metropolitan cities.

The Greater Beauharnois-Salaberry area gives you access to numerous and efficient multi-modal systems; it has excellent transportation: highway, air, rail and maritime. For your business, this means short distances to access the North-American markets of NAFTA which represents 450 million consumers in a 4,000 km radius and a GDP of more than 17 B$ US .

The integration of methods of transportation and related infrastructures, as well as the dominance of Beauharnois-Salaberry in Quebec's economy, has made the region a first-class transportation and logistics centre.

DESIGNATED INDUSTRIAL ZONES

Industrial zones, perfectly suited to your transportation and logistics business, are available in the port and Perron industrial park and the 530/30 industrial park in Beauharnois-Salaberry.

  • More than 34.5 million sq. ft. available
  • Easy access to roads, railroads, ports and airports
  • Speedy access to large North American centres • Reliable and stable electric network (25kV and 120 kV)
  • Natural gas network • Telecommunication network (fibre optic) and cable distribution
  • Treated and non-treated industrial water, in large quantities • Alternative power sources such as hot water, steam and hydrogen

Here are some examples of available site: 

 

Salaberry 1

 

Salaberry 6

 

Salaberry 2

 

Salaberry 7

 

Salaberry 3

 

Salaberry 8

 

Salaberry 4

 

Salaberry 9

 

Salaberry 5

 

Salaberry 10

 

For further information, please contact :




 

Mr Yvon Daoust

CLD  Beauharnois-Salaberry

100, Ste-Cecile, suite 100

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec

J6T 1M1

Telephone: 450 373 2214450 373 2214

Fax: 450 373 3386

Email: yvon.daoust@cld-beauharnois-salaberry.org


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