The Village of Belledune has evolved as the major industrial center for the northern half of the Province of New Brunswick, Canada. The community is home to a lead smelter owned by Xtrata Zinc, a fertilizer plant, a 450 megawatt thermal generating station which guarantees an abundant power supply, a modern sawmill facility owned by Chaleur Sawmill Associates and the gypsum processing plant owned by Canadian Gypsum Company. In addition, the community has zoned approximately 5,000 acres for heavy industry, is continuing to develop their 230 acre light industrial park and has zoned a further 10,000 acres for future development.
The many attributes of the village include a year-round deepwater port equipped to handle Dry Bulk, Liquid Bulk and General cargo. There is an excellent transportation infrastructure including location on the main CN line (with two sidings), and an impressive range of community services. The northeast region of New Brunswick, which includes the counties of Gloucester and Restigouche has much to offer, including an exceptional work force and a broad range of services and facilities available to businesses and their employees.