Government of Canada awards $375,000 in financial assistance to relocate this Témiscamingue business
LORRAINVILLE, QC, June 20, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
For Le Fromage au Village's tourist season launch, which was held today in its new premises, the Government of Canada confirmed that a financial contribution of $375,000 was granted to the SME, which has been proudly established for over 20 years in Lorrainville.
The funding helped the business relocate its plant, converting a former hardware store into a milk processing plant. The new facilities will support the company's growth and help increase its productivity.
Since the opening of the new plant, the business has doubled its cheese production, which includes a dozen products. The expansion was needed to meet growing demand and will certainly satisfy its growing gourmet clientele.
The funding was granted in the form of a repayable contribution through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program and has helped create four jobs in the region. The business now has a team of 18 employees.
"Our commitment to ensuring the economic growth of Quebec regions is reflected in our support for the development of new products and market expansion initiatives. This contribution is tangible support for the company, which has demonstrated its know-how and is ready to explore new markets."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"We are proud to have received funding from CED for this significant step in growing our business. The contribution was vital in supporting our expertise and helped us quickly increase our production capacity to respond to the growing popularity of our products."
Hélène Lessard, Co-owner, Le Fromage au Village
- 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.
SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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