Canada Economic Development

Canada Economic Development

January 20, 2010 11:45 ET

Government of Canada Supports Growth Efforts of PCI Geomatics Enterprises

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2010) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of State for Canada Economic Development, today announced the awarding of $496,000 in repayable funding through the Business and Regional Growth program to PCI Geomatics Enterprises for the implementation of an international commercialization strategy.

The Outaouais-based PCI Geomatics specializes in the development of geo-imaging software and solutions for a wide range of applications in such fields as public security, agriculture and disaster management. Its products are sold to government departments and agencies, municipalities, research centres, universities, consulting firms and private enterprise.

"The Government of Canada is devoting considerable energy to helping small and medium-sized enterprises increase their capacity for innovation and international market development. PCI Geomatics Enterprises is a concrete example of an Outaouais firm that has put its all into making the transition from research to the marketing of highly-innovative products. We salute the outstanding dynamism of these entrepreneurs whose efforts are significantly furthering the diversification of the region's economy," explained the Minister of State.

PCI Geomatics Enterprises plans to invest additional energy in broadening its client base and expanding its staff force by the year 2012. More specifically, the firm intends to increase its Outaouais team, which currently stands at 49 people, to 62 employees between now and then.

"Our government adopted Canada's Economic Action Plan a year ago to address the current economic situation. This large-scale measure is aimed not only at bringing about our rapid recovery, but also at laying the foundations for solid long-term economic growth and job creation. This Plan will lead to the investment of nearly $62 billion in our economy over the next two years. Supporting projects of the new economy is precisely the way to prepare Canada's regions to stake out a solid position in highly-competitive global markets," Minister Lebel added.

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