In the words of the great Maya Angelou, “You can’t really know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.” There is also no denying that the frantic pace of technological advances and a global health crisis have transformed our socio-economic landscape in recent years. With these observations in mind, the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent has produced its first socio-demographic and economic profile.
The document represents a first step in plans to better understand and support local and regional development, with a view to improving the quality of life for citizens while encouraging sustainable prosperity for businesses and local services. The portrait includes details on demographic trends by age, level of education, occupation and sectors of activity, income, housing, mobility, households and families, immigration, and language.
A graphic version of the portrait, including 13 appendices providing a profile of each municipality, is now available to view in French online at mrchsl.com/developpement/fonds-programmes. (SR)