Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

March 04, 2015 13:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports Start-up of Espace entrepreneuriat region Thetford

THETFORD MINES, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 4, 2015) - Acting on behalf of 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, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Member of Parliament for Mégantic-L'Érable and Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, today announced that financial assistance has been provided to ensure the establishment of the new business incubator Espace entrepreneuriat région Thetford (E2RT).

This support has been awarded in the form of a $1,931,331 non-repayable financial contribution through the Canadian Initiative for the Economic Diversification of Communities Reliant on Chrysotile.

Quick facts

  • The funding will go toward the start-up and operation of the E2RT incubator for the next three years.
  • A major priority for the community, E2RT complements the regional business development ecosystem. Its activities will have a structuring effect on the regional economy as a whole since the new NPO will support projects to diversify the economy of the Des Appalaches RCM.
  • The Canadian Initiative for the Economic Diversification of Communities Reliant on Chrysotile aims to support projects linked with the economic diversification of the Des Appalaches and Des Sources RCMs that have the potential to create jobs in the short and long terms.

Quotes

"Our government is once again giving new impetus to job creation by lending concrete support to Espace entrepreneuriat région Thetford, a business incubator dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship by providing intensive, personalized guidance during the incubation period."

Christian Paradis, Member of Parliament for Mégantic-L'Érable and Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie

"Thanks to the Government of Canada's contribution, E2RT will be able to offer counselling, support, training, networking and funding search services. The future incubated businesses will enjoy a modern host structure with low-cost office rentals and access to a range of complementary services."

Luc Rémillard, President, Espace entrepreneuriat région Thetford

Related link

News release of June 13, 2013, on news.gc.ca

Government of Canada Launches the Canadian Initiative for the Economic Diversification of Communities Reliant on Chrysotile

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