Friday March 23 2018 – After more than two years of work, partners of the Trois-Rivières Industrial Port Zone (IP Zone) are ready to take action!

As a result of the implementation of the Quebec government’s Maritime Strategy, the City of Trois-Rivières, Innovation et Développement Économique Trois-Rivières and the Port of Trois-Rivières have committed to creating an IP Zone in Trois-Rivières. Agreements to this effect were concluded in 2016. A local committee of partner representatives was created to oversee the project. These partners are proud to announce the commencement of prospecting activities to attract businesses to the Trois-Rivières IP Zone.

The local committee has established the delimitation of the IP Zone, a development plan, an action plan, a prospecting strategy and a financing plan. They have worked tirelessly to complete the action plan. Various studies have been conducted to identify opportunities as well as niche markets. To support the prospecting activities to be deployed in the coming months, a brochure with a special insert and a promotional video were produced. A new website has also been launched:

More detailed results of these projects will be presented to companies as well as to the various partners during a joint information day with the Bécancour IP Zone, which will be held on Monday, April 30 at the Auberge Godefroy. This event will also be an opportunity to present the various financial programs which companies will have access to through the IP Zone.


“The Port of Trois-Rivières plays a major role in the development of Québec’s maritime industry while contributing to its influence beyond our borders. I am delighted with the work that has been carried out – and which will continue – by local stakeholders to give the city of Trois-Rivières a dynamic, competitive and efficient industrial port zone.”

Jean D’Amour, Minister for Maritime Affairs

“We are in a position today to appreciate the work carried out by an effective committee, who has delivered tangible results less than two years after the creation of the Industrial Port Zone. This achievement is the result of exemplary teamwork where all partners have shown remarkable initiative. Through their audacity, rigorous efforts and their experience, it is now possible to pursue prospecting efforts on the international market.”

Julie Boulet, Minister of Tourism, Minister responsible for the Mauricie region and Member for Laviolette

“Bringing together about a dozen organizations with the common objective of implementing an Industrial Port Zone in Trois-Rivières represents a significant challenge which was successfully met over the past year. With an innovative approach, Trois-Rivières is positioned as a smart and attractive choice for its many advantages. I would like to acknowledge the partners’ exemplary collaboration, namely the City of Trois-Rivières, Innovation et Développement Économique Trois-Rivières, the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (MESI) and the Trois-Rivières Port Authority.”

Jean-Denis Girard, Member for Trois-Rivières

“The port city of Trois-Rivières hinges on a strategic advantage which is highlighted through the Industrial Port Zone. This added benefit makes our city more attractive and will help support the development of our manufacturing sector.”

Yves Lévesque, Mayor of Trois-Rivières

“The future is bright thanks to the collaborative strength of our partners who all share the same goal. The IP Zone is an important lever for development for a port city like Trois-Rivières, and the TRPA has made it part of its On Course for 2030 strategic plan, which will be unveiled soon.”

Gaétan Boivin, President and CEO, Trois-Rivières Port Authority 

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