Sorel-Tracy offers investors a most attractive business climate. Its geographical location gives it a significant advantage, given an incomparable access to resources and markets-the U.S. border is only an hour by road, while specialized professional services in Montreal are readily accessible.
As well, Sorel-Tracy has shown extraordinary leadership in environmental matters, a leadership based on exceptional cooperation between big business, SMEs, the city of Sorel-Tracy, and the MRC de Pierre-De Saurel. For example, the Sorel-Tracy region has become the community that leads Canada in recycling industrial waste, along with a recovery rate of household waste above 75%, a rate greater than any other in Quebec.
The region offers what is virtually a web of diverse expertise: a cluster of waste-recovery businesses, a large pool of sub-contractors in industrial processing and manufacture, a skilled labour force, research groups in industrial ecology, and specialized educational centres. These organizations and businesses make available to investors an exceptional reservoir of competencies.
Sorel-Tracy is unique due to a research and technology transfer centre (with a strong orientation towards eco-industrial applications), a technocentre in industrial ecology, and a BRIQ grant program (Bourse des résidus industriels du Québec):