“Since the start of this pandemic, our government has been listening and recognizes that our businesses are facing unique realities and challenges. This new funding will help support businesses so they in turn can help keep the Eastern Townships region strong and well positioned for the economic recovery.”
Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec)
“Our homegrown businesses, like those across the country, are essential to our economic recovery. Helping them innovate so they can better rebound from the crisis and thus enhance their competitiveness is at the heart of our priorities. With today’s announcement, our message is clear: we are here for Quebec with concrete measures, and we are working with homegrown businesses to create jobs for Quebecers and kick-start our economy.”
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Member of Parliament for Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CED
“This new funding will enable us, among other things, to provide support more particularly to businesses located in Sherbrooke’s downtown area and large commercial hubs, to start-ups and to the self-employed. The idea is to maximize our assistance for these businesses, which contribute so much to the quality of life in our communities.”
Charles-Olivier Mercier, Executive Director, Pro-Gestion Estrie
The Honourable Mélanie Joly is the minister responsible for the six regional development agencies (RDAs), including CED.
CED is a key federal partner in Quebec’s regional economic development. With its 12 regional business offices, CED is accompanying businesses, supporting organizations and regions across Quebec into tomorrow’s economy.