Drummond économique promotes the region’s industrial, tourism and commercial development.

Did you know that Drummondville is the 15th most populated city in Quebec? Thanks to its tourist attractions and growing economic development, it is the capital of industrial development and business expansion. For 40 years, Drummond économique has been bringing excellent investment and job creation results to the region. Today, we’re proud to diversify into nearly a dozen different sectors.

Drummond, a leading business location:

  • There are some 600 manufacturing plants in the Drummond RCM, many of them of international stature
  • There are nearly 2,400 retail businesses and services
  • It’s a strategic geographic location right in the province’s centre. Ideal for commercial and industrial development
  • There is a constant growth in business expansion
  • There are many industrial parks in which to set up a business
  • The quality of life is excellent, and salaries are higher
  • The region hosts several major industrial trade shows and conventions
  • There’s a business airport to facilitate commercial development

Choosing the Centre‑du‑Québec to set up a business and stimulate local economic growth makes perfect sense! The Drummond économique team is here to support you with a wide range of services.

5 reasons to settle in Drummond

  1. Setting up a business in Centre‑du‑Québec, in the Drummond RCM, means being accessible to 70% of the Quebec population. Whether by road, air, water or rail, the region offers a wide range of access points for merchandise and business exchanges. Our geographic location enables us to attract and secure diversified mandates in many sectors, including agri‑food, commercial, industrial, manufacturing and more!

    • Drummond is crossed by Highway 55, which leads to the Mauricie region and the Eastern Townships (as well as the U.S.), and by Highway 20, which provides access to Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto.
    • This privileged location is home to a number of transport companies, facilitating exports to a wide range of destinations, including a major stop for trade between Montreal and Quebec City.
    • Drummondville airport can accommodate business jets and small private aircraft. It is easily accessible by all travellers from the international airports of Montreal and Quebec City.
    • The port of Bécancour is a gateway to the maritime networks of Quebec, Canada and the U.S. Northeast.
    • Rail transport is readily available for both passengers and freight.
  2. Drummondville is a growth city where industrial GDP drives the economy, propelling the region’s ongoing development. Drummondville is recognized as one of Quebec’s four major manufacturing hubs, playing an essential role in the provincial economy thanks to its first‑rate industrial expertise.

    Not to mention that the tertiary sector is a real economic driver, stimulating growth and fostering business development in a dynamic and prosperous environment. Furthermore, it’s the hub of logistics and transportation. The flows of activity that converge here can boost your operations on a national and international scale.

  3. There’s nothing like settling down in a safe, secure environment that offers a variety of services and activities, with a warm, caring community! The beauty of the territory will seduce you. You’ll enjoy several wooded areas, over 130 parks, green islands and landscaped green spaces.

    You have a family? The city is rich in primary and high schools, as well as the Cégep de Drummondville and the Université du Québec à Trois‑Rivières (UQTR) campus, which offers nearly 30 programs of study.

    In addition, Drummondville is home to 670 manufacturing companies and a hundred or so SMEs and businesses of all kinds. An ideal place for your life partner to find a job. On top of that, Drummondville companies are committed to their employees’ quality of life. That’s one of the reasons why employers encourage work‑life balance.

  4. The Drummond region is a real goldmine when it comes to talent diversity. Attract the best candidates to your company with ease, thanks to our talent attraction unit and our partnership with the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI). Together, let’s build a brilliant future!

An industrial booming city

Data based on our annual reports.

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    in manufacturing investment over the past 5 years
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    invested in retail and services over the past 5 years
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    of direct jobs in the RCM for an unrivalled economic concentration in intelligent manufacturing
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    of GDP for exceptional economic dominance in intelligent manufacturing
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    candidates recruited by 2022
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    visitors per year to the Centrexpo Cogeco Drummondville

Contact us

1400 Jean‑Berchmans‑Michaud Street
Drummondville, Quebec  J2C 7V3