Percé, Quebec, August 14, 2020 – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Quebec’s economic future rests on the strength of its regions. For many years now, the Government of Canada has given itself the mandate to support regions in their development efforts, to the benefit of businesses, citizens and visitors.
While in Gaspésie, the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, accompanied by the Member of Parliament for Gaspésie-Les Iles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, today announced $2,968,566 in financial assistance to enable businesses and organizations to showcase the region’s assets, grow or maintain their activities.
14 promising projects for the recovery and the local economy
Gaspésie is abounding with entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and organizations helping to enhance the vitality of their community and enrich the local economic fabric. With this in mind, CED is supporting eight projects connected to the start-up and growth of businesses as well as the enhancement of tourism infrastructures in the Gaspé region. These contributions total $2,290,881.
In addition, a total of up to $667,685 in investments have been granted to six businesses and organizations through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF), which aims to support organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These investments are helping them not only to receive the support they need during this difficult period, but also to continue their activities, restart the economy and maintain jobs for Quebecers.