North Shore businesses have received financial assistance and support from Investissement Québec. (Archival photo)
11 Côte-Nord businesses have benefited from coaching and financial support, totaling nearly $4.7 million in the share of Investissement Québec.
The state-owned company is visiting the region this week as part of its Productivity Innovation tour. The investors were in Baie-Comeau on Wednesday and are spending the day in Sept-Îles on Thursday.
Investissement Québec is continuing its Quebec tour in the coming weeks.
The Atikuss boutique in Uashat mak Mani-utenam received expertise from Investissement Québec to help it implement the circular economy in its business.
Aquaculture l'Indigène, which operates a fish farming project in Longue-Rive, obtained a loan of more than $420,000. The company plans to fit out a new building to integrate a system of tanks and heat pumps to raise fish in a controlled environment.
Approximately $1.77 million was loaned to GDL Distribution, a distributor of auto parts and sanitary products located in Sept-Îles and Port-Cartier, to carry out its succession project.
The family business specializing in the rental of construction trailers, Location Larin, also received a loan of $950,000 to support its activities.
The Quebec North Shore Distillery in Chute-aux-Outardes obtained a loan of $180,000 to start its production of spirits. Manoir du café, in Baie-Comeau, obtained a loan of $604,000 to purchase a new building and new roasting equipment.
- AEM Lab in Pointe-aux-Outardes;
- Atikuss in Uashat;
- Aquaculture l'Indigène in Longue-Rive;
- Les Crabiers du Nord in Portneuf-sur-Mer;
- GDL Distribution in Port-Cartier;
- Larin rental in Port-Cartier;
- Quebec North Shore Distillery in Chute-aux-Outardes;
- Lefebvre Industri- AL in Baie-Comeau;
- Le Manoir du café in Baie-Comeau
- Métal 7 in Sept-Îles;
- OK Tires in Havre-Saint-Pierre .