Three Beauce companies will be able to increase their productivity or undertake commercialization activities

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The Government of Canada provides almost $400,000 in funding to Chaudière-Appalaches–region businesses Komutel, UCB and Perreault Plastix

November 5, 2018 – Saint-Georges, QuebecCanada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Komutel, UCB (Mundial Group) and Perreault Plastix are innovative and dynamic businesses. To allow them to build on their momentum and ensure their growth, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions has provided them with repayable contributions totalling $397,625.

The funding was announced today by the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue. The assistance from the Government of Canada will allow the recipient businesses to achieve their established growth objectives. Their respective projects will generate total spending of over $2.2 million and will result in the creation of 13 new jobs in the Beauce-Sartigan RCM.

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting innovative Canadian businesses. A driving force of the economy, innovation is the key to success because it generates growth that benefits both businesses and communities. This is why we are committed to ensuring that businesses are able to rely on adequate resources to create and market innovative products.


“I am proud of the Government of Canada’s financial support for these three businesses in the Beauce region, known for their vitality, boldness and sense of innovation. These contributions will allow them to continue developing and generating economic growth and high-quality jobs.”

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, MP for Gaspésie‒Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue

“By helping businesses invest in equipment and digital technology that will enhance their performance, and by promoting product marketing and market development projects, the Government of Canada is meeting its commitment to foster expansion, innovation and exports. I am also pleased to learn that these projects will help create high-quality jobs in the Chaudière-Appalaches region.”

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

Quick facts

  • Today's announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio, which is made up of 17 federal departments and agencies, including CED and the other five regional development agencies.

  • The funding comes from CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program. To find out more about CED and its priorities, see the 2018–2019 Departmental Plan or visit

  • The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of federal regional economic development in Quebec: half a century of concrete action targeting the growth of Quebec’s regions and businesses.

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