The shoreline of the St. Lawrence River at low tide on a beautiful sunny day.


We encourage the development of Bas-Saint-Laurent business communities by directly assisting this region's businesses and organizations with their projects.

Overview of the region

Bas-Saint-Laurent region covers a territory that encompasses some 100 municipalities boasting, among other things, educational institutions, research centres and an important tourism industry. It is primarily composed of manufacturing firms in the metals, resource processing (forestry, agriculture, peat) and ICTs sectors. Marine and public services complete the economic profile of the territory.

Bas-Saint-Laurent Business Office

180, rue des Gouverneurs, bureau 302,
Rimouski (Québec) G5L 8G1
Phone number (toll free): 1-800-561-0633
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Intervention Strategies

Bas-Saint-Laurent intervention strategy

Profile and priorities of the Technopole maritime du Québec

Success stories

The Bas-Saint-Laurent region: A focus on the marine industry

Unique Canadian research and experimentation environments in the field of marine science and technology

Our collaborators in Quebec

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Provides professional services to businesses in all industries. Supports enterprises in seeking financing and in their business start-up and growth.

Canada Business Network

Provides access to government programs, business tools, forms and on-line services to enterprises.

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Dedicated to helping Canadian companies of all sizes succeed on the world.

Info entrepreneurs

Offers information services to businesses from all sectors and at every stage of development. Provides access to information on federal and provincial departments as well as to integrated information products and interactive tools.

Investissement Québec

Supports SMEs, NPOs and businesses in their development and financing research.

Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation Québec (MEI)

Supports the development of the Quebec economy, innovation and exports by ensuring coordination and joint action between the various stakeholders in the economic, scientific, social and cultural fields.

National Research Council Canada (NRC)

Supports SMEs in approving and developing new products or procedures. Financial assistance is awarded after the project has been assessed by an industrial technology advisor.

The Réseau des SADC et CAE

The Réseau des SADC et CAE contributes to the economic development of their communities by providing services to enterprises: access to funding, technical assistance and support for local, youth and female entrepreneurship.

Ressources Entreprises

Offers professional support and specialized information services on all private and government programs and services to entrepreneurs in Eastern Quebec.

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