Looking to grow an existing business

Are you looking to grow your business? The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) has programs that could help you.

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Envriem Organics Inc, Miramichi, N.B.

ACOA offers programs that can help you grow your company. Do you want to add new products, adopt environmentally friendly approaches, reach new markets, modernize your equipment or streamline your process? Check out the options below for interest-free, unsecured, repayable or provisionally repayable contributions.

Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI)

Grow your business by accessing funding for scale-up and process redesign. We can also help you reach new markets and stay on top of the latest technology.

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Business Development Program (BDP)

At ACOA, we’ll help you stay competitive! Get BDP funds to hire marketing or efficiency experts, train your employees and improve your productivity.

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Jobs and Growth Fund

We can help you create jobs and position your business for long-term growth. Check out all the ways this fund can set you up for success.

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P.E.I. Potato Stabilization and Innovation Initiative

Build your potato-growing business with help from our new fund. If you are part of the potato sector, you could get support to modernize to become more competitive, to adapt to changing market activities, and to diversify.

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Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI)

We want to ensure that the aerospace sector emerges from the pandemic with the capacity to compete on the global scene. Apply now for support to improve productivity of your local aerospace business.

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Innovation Advisor Service

Innovation Canada, part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, can connect you with an expert to grow your Atlantic Canada business!

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Other government services

There are federal and provincial government departments and organizations that can help you with your new business idea and ACOA is a key partner with many of them!

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Contact us today!

If you're looking to expand your business, ACOA Business Information Services can help you with your market research needs. Whether you need a business template or more information on an ACOA program, this is your one-stop information shop.

Call 1-888-576-4444.

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