Chocolate investment sweetens export opportunity
“This is a wonderful win-win project that will boost production while reducing the impact on our environment. Our Government is always pleased to support small, environmentally-minded businesses like Jacek Chocolate Couture as they find new ways to succeed and grow.”
- Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food, Marie-Claude Bibeau
“Congratulations to Jacek Chocolate Couture. Entrepreneurial spirit starts at the local level, but reaches out to the global market. Supporting the growth and development of small businesses is essential to creating a thriving economy and companies like Jacek are the backbone of Alberta’s growing agri-food sector.”
- Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
“We are very grateful for the support of the local, provincial and federal government over the last 10 years. This support has allowed us to not only grow our business, but it has helped us improve our systems to ensure food safety, access new markets and most recently advance our environmental stewardship goals.”
- Jacqueline Jacek, founder/cocoanista, Jacek Chocolate Couture
Jacek Chocolate Couture received funding up to $116,238 under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments, with the aim of strengthening the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector, ensuring continued innovation, growth and prosperity.
Programs and activities are focused on:
- Growing trade and expanding markets
- Innovative and sustainable growth of the sector
- Supporting diversity and a dynamic, evolving sector
In Alberta, the partnership has committed a federal-provincial investment of $406 million over five years towards strategic programs and services that are aligned to national objectives and tailored to priorities in Alberta.
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