Chibougamau, a flourishing and diversified economy
Chibougamau owes its foundation to the richness of its soil, and has long depended on the exploitation of natural resources. Today, although it is still fed by its mining and forestry heritage, the town has integrated the service, energy and tourism industries to its economy.
The Town of Chibougamau is recognized for its important assets in terms of business and entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurs of the area can enjoy numerous competitive advantages that make the town a strategic place for the exploitation of a business.
Firstly, its geographic situation. Main entrance to the Eeyou Istchee and Baie-James territory, Chibougamau is accessible, with a transportation network that makes air and road trips easy.
Secondly, the quality of its installations. Chibougamau has a regional airport at less than 20 km from its center. It is also served by a commercial railway line connecting it to the main cities in southern Québec.
Chibougamau is also provided with a skilled workforce in the mining and forestry domains. In addition, the presence of different types of educational institutions bring a constant flow of qualified workers to the local companies.
Finally, the entrepreneurs and business people who live on the Chibougamau territory can take advantage of special support resources. Several organizations in town have for goal to help and support the entrepreneurs, as does Développement Chibougamau, a real business partner that offers a wide range of services, assistance measures and networking activities.