The Government of Canada awards over $230,000 in funding to the Matane organization
MATANE, QC, April 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
L'ALT Numérique Desjardins (L'ALT) is an organization that fosters the growth and development of an innovative and inclusive ecosystem in the La Matanie RCM. To help it maintain its momentum, the business has been awarded a $230,125 non-repayable contribution from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. The financial assistance will allow the organization to improve its support services.
The funding was announced today by Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. Specifically, this Government of Canada assistance will allow L'ALT to facilitate access to professional resources, acquire computer equipment, and proceed with the necessary leasehold improvements for the fit-up of workspaces for incubated businesses.
Incorporated in May 2017, L'ALT is a non-profit organization dedicated to the incubation of businesses in the emerging technologies and digital imaging sector. Its mission is to contribute to the emergence of digital sector businesses by providing an adequate, suitable and stimulating location where innovative startups can carry out their projects and ensure their growth.
Communities need to build on innovation to strategically diversify and develop sustainable regional competitive advantages. Supporting community transition and diversification is therefore a Government of Canada priority.
"By supporting L'ALT, the Government of Canada is reaffirming its commitment to support the creation of businesses that innovate, create value and strengthen a promising sector for the La Matanie RCM, namely the digital sector. I am proud to see that this organization will be able to continue taking root, developing and contributing to the health of our region's economy."
Rémi Massé, MP for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
"The Government of Canada is committed to investing in job creation to grow the economy and the prosperity of Canadians. This is why we are supporting L'ALT, whose priority is to foster the creation of innovative startups."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"Thanks to L'ALT Numérique Desjardins, businesses have already been created, and more will be created going forward. I am proud that this incubator is able to contribute to the development and visibility of the digital niche in the La Matanie RCM. This sector, which holds great promise, will help increase and revitalize entrepreneurship in the region."
Benoit Levesque Beaulieu, President, L'ALT Numérique Desjardins
- 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 was provided under CED's Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program. To find out more about CED and its priorities, see the 2018–2019 Departmental Plan or visit www.dec‑ced.gc.ca.
- The Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program targets entrepreneurs who leverage innovation to grow their businesses and make them more competitive, and regional economic stakeholders who help create an entrepreneurial environment conducive to innovation and inclusive growth in all regions.
- For 50 years now, the Government of Canada has been actively involved in regional economic development in Quebec: half a century of concrete action targeting the growth of Quebec's regions and businesses.
SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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