This riding is largely rural. Agriculture, forestry, manufacturing and products transformation are the economic mainstays. There is benefit from the proximity to Sherbrooke. The Université de Sherbrooke and the Centre Hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke are big employers.
As a well-known holiday destination, the attractiveness of the small municipalities, the lakes and beautiful landscapes are drawing in visitors from around the world.
There are number of private schools – Stanstead College, Collège Rivier, Collège François-Delaplace and Bishop’s College School – as well as Bishop’s University, a highly-regarded small English-language university.