Area Development
{{RELATEDLINKS}}Come and take advantage of Montreal’s new beltway, I-30. This new infrastructure changes the dynamic of distribution networks in the Northeast. Along the Saint-Lawrence River, southwest of Montreal, the geographical location of the Upper Saint-Lawrence Valley territory (the “Hub-30”) is at the center of the continental flow of goods and the corridor of trade for Quebec-Ontario and the United States. It reaches 135 million consumers in a radius of 1,000 km (less than one day by truck) — meaning 40% of the population of North America. The new free-trade agreement between Canada and Europe will leverage further this strategic location.

The Hub-30 is also characterized by an efficient multimodal infrastructure. The presence of Montreal International Airport, multiple highways and access roads, the Port of Montreal, the Port of Valleyfield, the port area of Sainte-Catherine, and a well-developed railway network of three Class 1 railroad companies — CSX, CN, and CP — allow multiple service levels in almost all of our industrial facilities at competitive prices. In Valleyfield, CSX is investing $100 million in a new container hub, part of its network improvement throughout the Northeast.

The great availability of land at competitive prices and conditions (we have an inventory of more than 62 million square feet of industrial land available), the proximity of markets, and the availability of labor are just some of the positive factors that the Hub-30 offers. A dynamic socio-economic fabric, in a growth-oriented sustainable development context, aims to implement projects that will allow a maximum potential for development.