The energy sector is still at the forefront in this territory
The official launch of the Eastmain-1-A and the work of diverting the Rupert River took place on January 11, 2007. This project, estimated at around $5 billion, will generate economic benefits valued at $532 million in the region, including $212 million for the James Bay territory. Hydro-Quebec forecasts that in the coming years, the equivalent of 27,000 people will work on this project and, at its height, more than 4,000 workers will be on site.
Territory contractors and suppliers will benefit from the different regulations for maximising the economic benefits provided by Hydro-Quebec. .