Granby, an Industrial City Founded in 1882!

Granby has a long industrial tradition. Diversity, dynamism, originality, innovation, expertise and partnerships are what best define Granby’s corporate culture. The nucleus of the community’s business world is the industrial park, located southwest of the city and visible to drivers travelling along Route 139, the main access road that links Granby to Autoroute 10. An impressive number of industrial facilities of various sizes are found here, showcasing the dynamic nature of the city’s industrial activity.


Granby
at a Glance


3 minutes to know everything
about the industrial park
and quality of life in Granby

Industrial Park
and Available Lands


New lots available starting at $0.75 / sq.ft.
Tax credit. Services included.

Quality of Life
in Granby


Enjoy the industrial dynamism, opportunity, quality of life, the expertise and proximity.

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Develop your business in Granby and benefit from :
A Strategic Location
  • 1 hour from Montreal and Sherbrooke;
  • Close to Autoroute 10 via Route 139 (exit 68);
  • Quick access to Highway 20;
  • Close to the US border and Interstate Highways 87, 89 and 91;
  • Close to Bromont, Montréal, Burlington and Plattsburgh Airports;
  • Less than 12 minutes from resorts such as ski lodges, spas, equestrian facilities, golf courses, etc.

Attractive Financial Incentives

  • Space available between $5.38 m2 and $21.53 m2 ($0.50 and $2.00/sq ft);
  • Tax credits;
  • Very competitive industrial tax rates ($1.92 for every $100).

Financial assistance is available for industrial production projects. The City of Granby offers up to five-year tax credit* for the construction of new industrial facilities and also offers a discretionary assistance and relocation assistance program.

*The tax credits are assigned according to the project, the sector of activity and the employability.

High Quality Industrial Spaces

Entrepreneurs who etablish their businesses in Granby will find a wide variety of industrial lots that may be rented or purchased. Granby offers promising development possibilities for companies that are located in the city.

A Technology Park

With an area covering 1 550 acres (627 hectares), more than 140 companies are located here. The fibre optic network was installed in 2011 and the IP network is accessible, two considerable advantages for tech companies. The Granby industrial park is an indispensable business centre located close to Autoroute 10 and the US market, wich is an ideal location for establishing a company.

A Network of Effective Financial Partners

Granby and Region Industrial Development, as well as its economic development partners provide a number of services to businesses in the implementation and expansion phases. Our team can assist you in finding financing, selecting a location or building, taking into account the requirements of your project and any relevant regulations.

Economic stakeholders of the industrial park are very committed in optimizing the expansion of businesses and have developed a complete range of funds and services tailored to the needs of our companies. Granby has proven itself as a region that encourages entrepreneurship.

To find out more about financial assistance programs or technical support for the industrial park, click here.

An Industrial Incubator

Many innovative projects in the manufacturing sector include a technological achievement that must be mastered in the industrial production phase and then it must be commercialized. For local startup companies and businesses that are strategically attracted to the Granby region, the CITIG is a primary resource.

Strategic Industrial Clusters for Your Company

  • Aeronautics ;
  • Ground equipment / Specialty vehicles;
  • Food Processing ;
  • Hydroelectric engineering ;
  • Diversification of industrial sectors (metallurgy, food and drink, plastics and rubbers, electronics, textiles, printing, wood processing);
  • 268 industrial companies in Granby;
  • Network of sub-contractors.

To find a supplier, visit our directory of companies.

A Region with a High Quality of Life

Granby is a city in the Eastern Townships, located halfway between Montreal and Sherbrooke. The city features a wide range of leisure activities, festivals and tourist attractions, including one of Canada’s best zoos, as well as a large aquatic park. Granby has a number of green spaces, picturesque parks, a network of bike paths linked to the Quebec-wide Route Verte, an interpretation centre at Lac Boivin, the Héritage-Miner farm, which makes it a unique holiday destination.

In Granby, a full range of municipal, government and private services are available to citizens. Hospitals, Cégeps, primary and secondary schools, pools, sports centres, libraries, theatres, public transportation, commercial centres, hotels, and renowned restaurants can be found in the city. By living here you are also choosing a strategic location in southern Quebec… discover the radiant city of Granby !

A Very Affordable Cost of Living

Granby has an average house price of $235 017 in 2015, compared to $351 065 in Montreal and $251 534 in Saint-Jean-sur-le-Richelieu.

The average price of a two-bedroom apartment is affordable at $625. In Montreal, the same apartment would cost $742.

Sources: The QFREB Barometer – Residential Market – First Quarter 2016. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

A qualified labour force and educational institutions that work closely with industry

Companies established in Granby have access to a large, specialized labour force. Each year, more than 450 students graduate from the Cégep de Granby-Haute-Yamaska.

For a list of available training programs, please visit Granby-Enjoy.

Granby is renowned for its :
  • Poles of Excellence;
  • Strategic location;
  • Proximity to the US market;
  • Complete network of subcontractors and industrial services;
  • Qualified labour force;
  • Competitive startup costs;
  • Affordable cost of living, which is 20% less than large urban centres;
  • High quality of life.

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