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The economic mission of the MEIE aims to support businesses in their development through various financial assistance programs, in addition to a range of technical support (training, clusters of excellence, export support, etc.)

Local Development Centres (CLD)
CLDs offer frontline coaching services or technical/financial support to potential entrepreneurs or those already in business.

List of CLDs in the Designated Region
CLD de La Côte-de-Gaspé
CLD du Rocher-Percé
CLD de Bonaventure
CLD d’Avignon
CLD de La Haute-Gaspésie
CLD des Îles-de-la-Madeleine
CLD de la Matanie

Other Resources for Entrepreneurship
Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDC), the Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi (CJE) and regional development cooperatives (CDR) also offer measures and funding to support entrepreneurs.