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Brome-Missisquoi: your host, your network, your partner

Regardless of the size of your business or project, as soon as you decide to locate in Brome-Missisquoi, your superb welcome will include perfectly functioning services and infrastructure all adapted to your industry’s many needs. Whatever your project may be, we are with you every step of the way responding to your needs and helping you achieve your goals.Brochure Invest in Brome-Missisquoi

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A Choice Location

In close proximity to the United States, Montréal and Sherbrooke, the Brome-Missisquoi region is extremely well-served by:

  • Highways, railroads and airports (including the Bromont Airport)
  • Several border crossings nearby
  • Highly accessible key services (water, electricity, natural gas, telecommunications)
  • Nine universities and an industry-based research centre

A High-quality industrial community

Several leading industries along with their sub-contractors already represent a significant portion of the businesses in our parks, and among them include researchers, designers and developers. With a stimulating, dynamic and bilingual work environment, Brome-Missisquoi is the new ‘industrial valley’.

Open Spaces at Attractive Prices

With room for expansion, Brome-Missisquoi offers tailor-made sites that can grow with you. Having affordable prices of real estate, and production costs and tax rates among the lowest in North America, Brome-Missisquoi is the preferred location.

An Affordable Workforce

Having a large pool of employees interested in both their work environment and the unique quality of life offered by the region, Brome-Missisquoi provides a unique location for your business. We are known for attracting and retaining qualified personnel in our industrial parks.

Key industrial development sectors

Numerous areas of activity have been identified as key industrial development sectors. Visit the following sections to discover all of the opportunities available to you.

Microelectronics

IBM BROMONTWithin this Technopark, the camera for the Spirit probe that landed on Mars as well as the WATSON supercomputer recently seen on the Jeopardy show were created here. Microprocessors found in numerous game consoles, telephones and cars were also created in the Bromont Technopark. IBM and Teledyne Dalsa form an impressive presence in the fields of nanotechnologies and semi-conductors. These two companies alone employ a specialized workforce of almost 3000 employees. They are currently collaborating with the University of Sherbrooke on the construction of a large research centre focused on microelectronic packaging.

A centre of excellence in microelectronics, the Technoparc Bromont attracts innovative technological organizations from around the world. Close to Autoroute 10, it is located less than an hour from nine universities and is served by a large labour pool of nearly 400,000 people within a 30 km radius. Along with its 12 million m2 of area, the Technoparc Bromont also has an airport, an industrial incubator, the Miqro Innovation Collaborative Centre, guided by the Sherbrooke University in cooperation with IBM Canada Ltd. and Dalsa Semiconductors.

Microelectronics is a specialty in the field of electronics. As its name suggests, microelectronics is aimed at the study and manufacturing of electronic components on a micronic scale.

Information on the ACCORD program and the Miqro Innovation Collaborative Centre

Information on Microelectronics sector

Available sites in Bromont

Extraction of first quality limestone

Limestone extraction in Bedford and the surrounding area

With limestone of a very high quality available locally, both Graymont (North America’s third-largest producer of quicklime) and Omya (an internationally renowned producer) extract limestone from this region. They transform the limestone into various products including quicklime, calcium carbonate and construction materials. These products are used particularly in mining extraction and water treatment, and as raw material in a multiple of products such as toothpaste, latex paint, agricultural fertilizers, concrete, asphalt and paper.

Graymont


Specialized agri-food

CidreAgri-Food, an innovative and Growing niche

From Brome Lake Ducks (known for their foie gras) to the Domaine  Pinacle, ice cider (known even in China), our agri-food businesses have an outstanding reputation. They include food-makers operating at both craft levels such as cheese-makers, restaurateurs, well-known caterers, and industrial levels such as Bonduelle and Arctic Gardens. In addition, our twenty-one vineyards make Brome-Missisquoi the heart of wine-making in Québec.

Agri-food

 

 

 

Information on Agri-food sector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dreaming of becoming a food grower in Brome-Missisquoi?

Visit artisandelaterre.ca or banquedeterres.ca now and realize your dream!

Artisan de la terre
Banque de terres agricoles de Brome-Miissisquoi
Plastics and new materials

Plastics at Cowansville, East Farnham and Farnham

Plastics

Rotoplast, Kaytech, Polyplus are companies in the plastics industry that restore the art of plastic-making to its former glory. With an emphasis on recycling, innovation and the development of new processes, biodegradable bags are made locally.

 

Information on Plastics industry

Please contact us for more informations on our services :

Benoit Lévesque

Benoit Lévesque

Economic Development Advisor
Contact for site selectors and investors

Phone : 1 855 266-4928 ext.236
Email : blevesque@cldbm.qc.ca

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Technical support offered by the CLD to industrial businesses

The Brome-Missisquoi MRC offers many advantages to businesses in its territory and to those who wish to establish themselves in Brome-Missisquoi. The Brome-Missisquoi Centre local de développement offers substantial technical and financial assistance by providing a wide range of front-line services to help start, consolidate, and develop a manufacturing project.

SERVICES INCLUDE:

Conferences on problems related to current management challenges:

  • Seeking land or buildings for your company’s activities
  • Networking with government program representatives
  • Referral to specialized consulting services
  • Financial aid and seeking complementary funding

The Brome-Missisquoi CLD also acts at the level of:

ECONOMIC EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATIONS:

The organization of seminars and training workshops, in collaboration with other partners in the MRC’s economic development

  • Coordination of special events
  • Facilitation services for various groups
  • Support of local development by offering expertise in the planning and organization of large-scale community projects
  • Participation in the MRC’s various issue tables, and contributions to the development projects that emanate from these tables

ECONOMIC ADVOCACY OF THE REGION:

  • Welcoming potential developers
  • Presenting the region, its advantages, infrastructure, workforce, and municipal services
  • Presence at specialized fairs and trade shows
  • Seeking investors, new businesses, partners, etc.

To get to know our partners and for more information on investing in the region visit the useful links page.