Business zones / potential market

An abundance of opportunities

Saguenay has many opportune trading zones and is a major commercial crossroads. 

Potential market

Saguenay is the metropolis of the Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean region and is the largest commercial crossroads north of Quebec. It regroups almost 70,000 jobs throughout the territory. These jobs are spread amongst 3000 business, commercial and service centres and across more than 280 industrial businesses.

 Saguenay derives its primary clients from across the entire Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region with a large variety of products, its accessibility and the presence of companies nation-wide.

Saguenay's downtown areas

In 2006, Saguenay began renewing its five downtown areas and several million dollars have been and will be invested. These downtown areas are abound with shops of all kinds, in addition to professional and public services.

Downtown Arvida
Downtown Chicoutimi
Downtown Kénogami
Downtown Jonquière
Downtown La Baie

Commercial conduits

Saguenay has 7 major commercial conduits:

  • Boulevard Talbot
  • Boulevard du Royaume
  • Boulevard Saint-Paul
  • Boulevard Saint-François
  • Boulevard Harvey
  • Boulevard René-Lévesque
  • Rue Bagot

 These 7 commercial conduits include, in addition to others, two major shopping centres in Saguenay located along Boulevard Talbot in Chicoutimi and Boulevard du Royaume in Jonquière, respectively. Several big box stores are located along the 7 axial highways.



We offer a variety of statistics at your disposal to assist with your efforts when acquiring or establishing your business in Saguenay. They are derived from studies requested by Promotion Saguenay or in collaboration with various partners. Information in regards to road traffic (annual average daily traffic) is also available.


Mrs Caroline Giroux, 
Commissioner of Business Development
418.698.3157 poste 6095