Les Cuisines Gaspésiennes Ltd. and the Fonds d'innovation et de développement économique local de La Matanie receive $1.4 million
MATANE, QC, June 29, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Communities need to build on innovation to strategically diversify and develop lasting regional competitive advantages. Supporting community transition and diversification is therefore a Government of Canada priority.
Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia, acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that Les Cuisines Gaspésiennes, manufacturer of Gaspésien products, and the Fonds d'innovation et de développement économique local de La Matanie (FIDEL), have been awarded a total of $1.4 million in financial assistance.
Les Cuisines Gaspésiennes will be able to enhance its production capacity through the automation and increased computerization of its production operations thanks to a $1.2 million repayable contribution. The funding will help the company acquire equipment for its line of sliced, vacuum-packed products, a robot palletizer and a boxing station. It will also be able to buy computer hardware.
FIDEL de La Matanie is receiving a $200,000 non-repayable contribution to conduct a feasibility study for the implementation of a gas pipeline network in Matane's industrial park.
Both contributions were awarded through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program.
"I am very pleased about the support from the Government of Canada, which is building on the desire of Canadian companies to expand and on the community's ability to revitalize the development and diversification of its economy. Les Cuisines Gaspésiennes and FIDEL de La Matanie are bold examples of the know-how and entrepreneurial spirit that characterize our region, and I encourage them to continue on the same path."
Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia
"By providing financial support for these projects, the Government of Canada is reaffirming its commitment to help communities diversify and strengthen their economies and pursue promising economic development opportunities. Innovation plays a key role in diversifying the economic fabric and growing businesses. That is why we are pleased to support the development of companies like Les Cuisines Gaspésiennes and the activities of FIDEL de La Matanie."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
- CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
- This year marks the 50th anniversary of federal regional economic development in Quebec: half a century of concrete action dedicated to the development of the regions and local businesses.
- For more information on CED and its priorities, consult the 2018-19 Departmental Plan or visit www.dec-ced.gc.ca.
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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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