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Industry in the Richelieu Catchment Area


In the Haut-Richelieu, industry is concentrated in 500 enterprises and the sectors are :
- metallic transformation
- agroalimentary
- chemistry
- fabric

In the Vallée-du-Richelieu, it is mainly mines exploitations : there is even mines at the foot of Saint-Hilaire mountain, which is a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

In the Bas-Richelieu, the main part of enterprises are in the agroalimentary sector, but also in wood for construction and in publishing.

15 % of these enterprises are settled in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu city, industrial pole of the catchment area. The second pole is Saint-Hubert and the third one is Chambly.


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