The Saguenay River Fjord seen from an observation platform.


We encourage the development of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean business communities by directly assisting this region’s businesses and organizations with their projects.

Overview of the region

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean's economy is mainly based on the wood, aluminium, agri-food and tourism industries. The territory includes many SMEs operating in the more traditional sectors, service-based enterprises and a high concentration of businesses and organizations involved in the aluminium processing sector.

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Business Office

100, rue Saint-Joseph Sud, bureau 203,
Alma (Québec) G8B 7A6
Phone number (toll free): 1-800-561-0633
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Intervention Strategies

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean intervention strategy

Profile and priorities of the region known for lumber, aluminum, agri-food and tourism

Success stories

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean: Bonds of metal

Aluminum production: a major economic driver in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region for almost 100 years

Akua Nature – Health and Ancestral Knowledge Come Together

Akua Nature aims to enable First Nations to gain a foothold in marketing products stemming from their ancestral knowledge.

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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