Six businesses and organizations in the Kamouraska RCM receive financial support for their development projects
October 2, 2017 – La Pocatière, Quebec – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Six businesses and organizations in the Kamouraska RCM can complete projects aimed at increasing their production capacity, launching new activities and commercializing their products on other markets or developing an innovative prototype, creating 32 high-quality jobs for middle class Canadians.
David Lametti, Member of Parliament for LaSalle–Émard–Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), and Norbert Morin, Member for Côte-du-Sud, acting on behalf of Dominique Anglade, Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy, made the announcement this morning in La Pocatière. A total of $5,710,444 in financial assistance has been granted to the following businesses and organizations: Centre de développement bioalimentaire du Québec Inc. (website in French only), Groupe Gibo Inc. (website in French only), Le Labo – Solutions Brassicoles (website in French only), Oceatec Inc., Nova Biomatique (2011) Inc. (manufacturer of Plug’N’Grow™ Controllers) and Novika Solutions.
The Government of Canada funding has been awarded through CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP), the National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) and the Government of Quebec.
Businesses and organizations need to be able to rely on adequate resources to create and commercialize innovative products. The governments of Canada and Quebec are committed to supporting innovative Canadian enterprises and organizations. As a true economic driver, innovation is the key to success because it generates growth that benefits businesses and communities.
“I am proud of the Government of Canada’s financial support for six organizations and businesses in the Kamouraska RCM, which stand out because they are dynamic, bold and innovative. The contributions will help them continue to develop and generate economic growth and high-quality jobs.”
David Lametti, Member of Parliament for LaSalle–Émard–Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
“The Government of Canada is committed to promoting innovation in the Canadian economy to encourage new investments, exports and growth. By supporting these six organizations and businesses in the Kamouraska RCM, our goal is to fulfill our commitments and get good results for Canadians.”
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
“The growth and vitality of our regions depends on the success of our businesses and organizations. We therefore wholeheartedly support the efforts of these Côte-du-Sud and Bas-Saint-Laurent organizations in increasing their productivity and creating more wealth and jobs.”
Norbert Morin, Member for Côte‑du‑Sud and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy
“One of the Government of Quebec’s priorities is to support the start-up and growth businesses, including those in the Bas‑Saint‑Laurent region, which are helping stimulate and diversify the regional economy. These six projects will definitely improve Quebec’s productivity, competitiveness and outreach in key sectors of our economy.”
Dominique Anglade, Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy
“Bas‑Saint‑Laurent businesses are talented and determined to strengthen their expertise and ability to innovate. Their initiatives are making major contributions to the regional economy. That is why the Government of Quebec, along with the Government of Canada, is there to provide these businesses with support for their projects, like those announced today, which hold promise for the region and the entire province.”
Jean D’Amour, Minister for Maritime Affairs and Minister responsible for the Bas‑Saint‑Laurent region
CED is one of six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
For more information on the six projects, see the attached backgrounder.
Canada Economic Development
for Quebec Regions
Office of the Minister of Economy,
Science and Innovation and
Minister responsible for the
Office of the Minister for
Maritime Affairs and
Minister responsible for the
Julien Mercier Caron
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