WHO ARE WE
Promotion Saguenay is the Economic Development Corporation of Saguenay. This autonomous corporation is composed of 41 employees and a Board of Directors, businesspeople from various sectors of economic activity and corporate positions for a total of 13 members. Promotion Saguenay came to life in September of 2002, when the economic development societies of former municipalities were amalgamated and formed the great City of Saguenay.
To contribute to the economic development of Saguenay equally throughout the industrial commercial and tourism sectors, to engage and support Saguenay's entrepreneurs and partners, to promote the region as a destination location and to support every effort that affects economic diversification. The following principal sectors are prominent throughout every mandate:
Relating to the Industry sector, our organization is involved in efforts relating to economic diversification and supporting the development of companies already operating in the area. In addition, we offer a wide range of services for investors looking to establish in Saguenay.
Commerce and Services
The Commerce and Services sector plays an active role in commercial sector development; collaboration in reviving downtown areas that in turn contributes to their dynamism and infuses rejuvenation. The Corporation also offers technical support for various commercial entities throughout the City of Saguenay. A wide range of services are offered to retailers and entrepreneurs, including everything from promotion, entertainment, environment restructuring, to site research and exploration for strategic locales.
Our organization is responsible for developing tourism in Saguenay and promoting the region as a destination location. Saguenay includes the City of Saguenay and the municipalities of Larouche and Tadoussac. We are also mandated with local visitor reception of which we manage four visitor information centers in the region. In addition, we are responsible for canvassing and we offer support services for organizing congresses, conferences and sporting events. We focus intensely on developing the international cruise market locally and have been since 2004.
Our Business Service supports and advises entrepreneurs in the achievement of their projects. We will accompany them through the various stages of their business from start up through its growth stages. This service is free for Entrepreneurs.
The Fjord-du-Saguenay Regional County Municipality is a county-like political entities that gathers together thirteen municipalities. It also manages three unorganized territories.
Its mission is to plan, develop and manage a 43 000 km2 territory, whilst ensuring the interests of its stakeholders.
MRC Fjord-du-Saguenay is also in charge of land management, physical planning, property assessment, forestry, fire safety, culture and heritage. It also works on numerous social, economic and tourism projects.
Its objective: offer a living environment close to nature to its 21 000 inhabitants and 4 000 vacationers!