Profile of Local Industry
Granby has a long industrial tradition. Entrepreneurship, innovation, partnerships, diversity and expertise are what define Granby’s corporate culture. The nucleus of the city’s business world is the industrial park, which is visible to drivers travelling along Route 139, linking 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 is home to:
- Two poles of excellence : aeronautic and specialty vehicles
- Two regional assets : food processing and hydroelectric engineering
- 267 manufacturing companies
- Nearly 9 000 jobs in the manufacturing sector
- 25 foreign subsidiaries
- A variety of industrial sub-contractors
- Over 100 exporting companies
- 14 manufacturing sectors
Granby is an entrepreneurial city where a large number of companies are created every year, boosting the local economy. The modern industrial park, which provides businesses with all necessary services including fibre optics and IP phone service, is home to over 160 manufacturing companies. The diversity of our sectors of activity, the size of the companies, the number of jobs and the innovative spirit of our entrepreneurs have fostered a prestigious reputation for the city and its industrial park.
The industrial structure of the Haute-Yamaska region is also highly diversified. There are four key poles in terms of jobs, local assets, and market and investment potential: aeronautics, ground transportation equipment, food and beverage, and small- and medium- scale hydro. These poles are driven by companies active in the metal products, and plastics and rubber sectors.
They create more than 4 000 jobs, representing over 46% of the region’s jobs and 26% of its companies.