Setting Up in the Gaspé

IMG_0269If you’re in the wind industry and looking to establish your plant or launch your business in the Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine region or the MRC de la Matanie,
then you’re in the right place!

The Designated Region for wind energy in Quebec offers a wealth of support services for employers, including those with regard to:

  • Help finding specialized labour;
  • Lease or acquisition of land, warehousing or buildings;
  • Access to reliable and competent sub-contractors.

Furthermore, various regional and provincial financial aid programs encourage wind energy companies to set up in the Designated Region (see “Financing” section).

Once you initiate your project, be sure to contact the director of the Wind Energy Cluster, who will point you to the appropriate resources from amongst the following:

Qualified Labour

Local Employment Centres (CLE)


Land, Warehousing, Buildings
Local Development Centres (CLD)

List of CLDs in the Designated Region
CLD de La Côte-de-Gaspé
CLD du Rocher-Percé
CLD de Bonaventure
CLD d’Avignon
CLD de La Haute-Gaspésie
CLD des Îles-de-la-Madeleine
CLD de la Matanie


Economic centres in wind energy
Town of Gaspé
Contact person: Marty Fournier (officer of economic development and diversification) +1 418-368-2104, x8520

Town of New Richmond
Contact person: Guy Leblanc (industrial commissioner) +1 514-605-9611

City of Matane
Contact person: Annie Fournier (SADC de Matane) +1 418-562-3171