Canada Economic Development grants for Quebec regions $ 361,600 in support of Merinov as part of a project that could lead to the creation of 5 jobs.
GASPÉ, QC, February 26, 2021 / CNW Telbec / – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
The vitality and dynamism of communities – based on strong, resilient and innovative SMEs – ensure sustainable economic growth for all and quality jobs for Canadians. Anxious to clearly understand the particular realities of of Quebec regions and to support the businesses that are their strength, the government Canada, listening more than ever, invests in projects that will be promising for economic recovery.
In the Gaspé and the Magdalen Islands, the seafood industry includes several dynamic companies and organizations with innovative ideas whose work helps to promote the region across the country. Tested by the challenges posed by COVID-19, these SMEs are now ready to bounce back. And like of Quebec regional prosperity is based on a strong local economic fabric, where companies are able to innovate and carry out promising projects, the government of Canada announces its presence to support them in the pursuit of their activities and promote their growth.
Merinov receives $ 361,600 for a promising seafood industry project
With this in mind, the Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie – Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, announced today $ 361,600 in financial support to Merinov. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages.
The non-repayable aid granted will allow the non-profit organization to acquire and install specialized equipment as part of a project to strengthen its innovation and technology transfer capacities, targeting companies in the sectors fisheries, aquaculture, processing and marine biotechnology. The project could lead to the creation of five jobs.
Created in 2010, Merinov was entrusted with the management of the Collegial Center for Technology Transfer (CCTT) in the field of fishing by the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles. The OBNL, whose head office is located in Gaspé, is recognized as the largest integrated industrial research center in Canada in the field of fisheries, aquaculture, processing and use of aquatic biomass.
The government of Canada is proud to recognize and support companies and organizations working in sectors of activity that are the pride of their community. of Quebec the future and economic recovery depend on the flagship industries of regional economies. They contribute significantly to of Quebec economic growth and will be essential assets in rebuilding a stronger, more resilient and fairer economy for all.
“The seafood industry plays a key economic role in the Gaspé. Helping Merinov – a Quebec leader in innovation in the fisheries, aquaculture and development sector – in its efforts to better support the sector, CED encourages an innovative organization to stimulate recovery, while creating good jobs here at home.
The Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie – Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue
“The government of Canada has for mission to support the companies and the regions of the country in the economy of tomorrow and to help them to seize the business opportunities which will arise. This is why we support the specific strengths of of Quebec different regions, such as here in the Gaspé and the Magdalen Islands; they will be essential elements in ensuring an inclusive recovery and creating good jobs in all of our communities. ”
The Honorable Mélanie Joly, Member of Parliament for Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CED
- The Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, is also Minister responsible for the six regional development agencies (ADR), including CED.
- CED is a key federal partner in of Quebec regional economic development. With its 12 regional business offices, CED supports businesses, support organizations and all regions through Quebec in the economy of tomorrow.
- This contribution was granted as part of the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program, which aims to support Quebec SMEs in their development through innovation, among other things.
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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
For further information: Media relations, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, [email protected]; Catherine Mounier-Desrochers, press secretary, Office of the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, [email protected]