Despite the encroachment of suburbia, a large part of this riding remains agricultural, as the land on both sides of the Richelieu is very fertile.
Cargill operates a meat processing plant in Chambly that employs some 600 people.
The world-renowned cereal and grain research facility CÉROM is in this riding.
Chambly-based Unibroue, one of the first independent breweries to crack through the ‘Big 3’ – Molson, Labatt’s and Sleeman – was bought out by Sleeman Breweries in 2004. Both Unibroue and Sleeman are now owned by Japanese brewer Sapporo.