Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions grants over $500,000 to support launch of Popabid and growth projects by Accès Micro-crédit Gaspésie, Soudures marine service Tourelle and Les Produits Tapp

Gaspé, Quebec, November 17, 2020Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The Gaspé region must continue to leverage its sustainable regional competitive advantages as well as innovation for strategic diversification. Supporting communities’ transition and diversification remains a priority for the Government of Canada, which is why Accès Micro-crédit Gaspésie, Popabid (9414-4938 Québec inc.), Soudures marine service Tourelle and Les Produits Tapp are being granted a total of $510,648 in assistance from CED.

This financial support was announced today by the Member of Parliament for Gaspésie‒Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier. On the one hand, it will cover the hiring of specialized resources and professional fees and, on the other, the acquisition and installation of production equipment, favouring economic diversification along the peninsula.

The projects receiving support are as varied as the sectors of activity they each represent: two service offerings will be enhanced, a multilingual digital technology platform will be developed, and it will become possible for a pioneering business in its field to meet growing demand. In time, these projects are expected to generate over $1.5 million in investments. They will enable 11 jobs to be maintained and three to be created, thereby making a positive contribution to the region’s economic development.

Additional information on the projects and financial assistance is provided in a related backgrounder.

The Government of Canada has as a priority to ensure community prosperity. That is why it supports businesses and organizations in their efforts to enhance productivity, develop new products or improve their existing products and services.

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