Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

April 08, 2015 10:30 ET

Government of Canada on Hand for the Gaspesie Region

Rocher-Perce RCM receives funding to take charge of the region's economic development and recovery through actions that will ensure a strong and forward-looking economy for businesses and the community

PORT-DANIEL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 8, 2015) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces that the Regional County Municipality (RCM) of Rocher-Percé has been granted funding to leverage the economic benefits generated by a major project in the Municipality of Port-Daniel-Gascons.

This support has been awarded in the form of a $592,395 non-repayable financial contribution through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • The funds enabled the Rocher-Percé RCM to hire a coordinator to help the region's enterprises harness business opportunities, to produce an inventory of local service companies and to attract other businesses interested in eventually establishing operations in the area in view of a major investment project coming to the RCM.
  • The RCM will also have the possibility of commissioning expert research, such as feasibility and opportunity studies.
  • This will help re-launch the economy on new footing and improve the region's socio-economic profile through, among other things, the creation of direct and indirect jobs.

Quotes

"The financial support we are announcing today for the Rocher-Percé RCM shows that the Government of Canada is taking effective measures to stimulate growth and job creation and make the Canadian economy more competitive."

Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"This funding will help foster regional mobilization among municipalities in the RCM and allow concerted activities and initiatives to be put in place that will leverage economic spinoffs for the region."

Mario Grenier, Director General, Rocher-Percé RCM

Related link

Rocher-Percé RCM Website (in French): www.mrcrocherperce.qc.ca

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