List of RCMs with slow economic growth

The Agency’s mission is to promote the long-term economic development of the regions of Quebec by “giving special attention to those where slow economic growth is prevalent or opportunities for productive employment are inadequate,” the Agency has developed an Economic Development Index that allows it to compare the economic growth potential of Quebec’s 104 regional county municipalities (RCMs).  

The index determines a region’s economic development based on its assets and its ability to capitalize on them.  

This list includes the 71 RCMs with slow economic growth targeted by the Agency on the basis of its Economic Development Index.

Targeted RCMs by administrative region

Abitibi-Témiscamingue

  • Abitibi
  • Abitibi-Ouest
  • Témiscamingue

Bas-Saint-Laurent

  • Kamouraska
  • La Matapédia
  • La Mitis
  • Les Basques
  • La Matanie
  • Rimouski-Neigette
  • Rivière-du-Loup
  • Témiscouata

Capitale-Nationale

  • Charlevoix
  • Charlevoix-Est
  • La Côte-de-Beaupré
  • La Jacques-Cartier
  • L'île-d'Orléans
  • Portneuf

Centre-du-Québec

  • L'Érable
  • Nicolet-Yamaska

Chaudière-Appalaches

  • Bellechasse
  • Les Etchemins
  • L'Islet
  • Lotbinière
  • Montmagny
  • Robert-Cliche

Côte-Nord

  • Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent
  • Caniapiscau
  • La Haute-Côte-Nord
  • Manicouagan
  • Minganie
  • Sept-Rivières

Estrie

  • Coaticook
  • Le Granit
  • Le Haut-Saint-François
  • Le Val-Saint-François
  • Les Sources

Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine

  • Avignon
  • Bonaventure
  • La Côte-de-Gaspé
  • La Haute-Gaspésie
  • Le Rocher-Percé
  • Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Lanaudière

  • D'Autray
  • L’Assomption
  • Matawinie
  • Montcalm

Laurentides

  • Antoine-Labelle
  • Argenteuil
  • Les Laurentides
  • Les Pays-d’en-Haut

Mauricie

  • La Tuque
  • Des Chenaux
  • Maskinongé
  • Mékinac
  • Shawinigan

Montérégie

  • Acton
  • Beauharnois-Salaberry
  • Le Haut-Saint-Laurent
  • Les Jardins-de-Napierville
  • Rouville

Nord-du-Québec

  • Eeyou Istchee
  • Jamésie
  • Kativik

Outaouais

  • La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
  • Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais
  • Papineau
  • Pontiac

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

  • Lac-Saint-Jean-Est
  • Le Domaine-du-Roy
  • Le Fjord-du-Saguenay
  • Maria-Chapdelaine

To learn more, contact an advisor from the business office in your region. He/she will be able to guide you in your actions.

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