1 300

JOBS CREATED

PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

5 600

JOBS

SECONDARY INDUSTRIES

5 000

WORKERS

TRANSPORTATION & MECHANICS

10,4 %

PROCESSING

BUSINESSES

An important role in economic development

Industry has always played a major role in the economic development of the RCM of Lac-St-Jean-Est. Even today, aluminum and paper production remain the most important generators of employment in the manufacturing industry; the Rio Tinto and RÉSOLU paper product plants alone generate nearly 1,300 jobs.

 

Several independent sawmills owned by large companies are scattered within RCM de Lac-St-Jean-Est territory, particularly in the northern sector. The manufacturing sector occupies a predominant place in the socio-economic fabric of the RCM, since this important industrial base makes it possible to develop secondary and tertiary processing sectors in the sectors of lumber, aluminum and other metals.

 

The medium enterprise sector is just as animated, particularly in the sectors of construction and infrastructure manufacturing. The RCM of Lac-Saint-Jean-Est is also characterized by several small industrial enterprises, which grow within the various municipal industrial parks.

Agri-food
The RCM of Lac Saint-Jean Est is a significant agricultural and agri-food development hub. With its agricultural area covering 98,779 hectares, agriculture remains the heart of this vibrant and eco-friendly region. There are several agri-food processors, mainly in the meat and sausage, beverage, baked goods, fruit and vegetable and dairy industries.
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