Chilliwack/Ottawa – Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today announced that (CEPCO) Chilliwack Economic Partners will receive $10,000 through the Government of Canada’s “Invest Canada – Community Initiatives” (ICCI) program to help them attract foreign investment and create jobs locally.
“Attracting foreign investment to Chilliwack will create quality jobs for local families. In partnering with Chilliwack Economic Partners our Government is working to get the message out that Chilliwack is a great place to invest,” said Strahl.
ICCI provides matching federal funds of up to 50 percent of eligible expenses. Applications are evaluated by adjudication committees in all regions of Canada. Non-repayable contributions range from $3,000 to $300,000, and agreements are made for a one-year period, from January 1 to December 31.
Funding for Chilliwack Economic Partners will be used for a corporate brochure package and website update.
From 2013 to 2014, 146 new foreign businesses and expansions projects worth over $3.6 billion were attracted to Canada creating jobs and growth for all Canadians.
The government is committed to ensuring that Canada is a top destination for business investment by keeping taxes low, eliminating red tape and balancing the budget, ensuring economic prosperity for all Canadians.
“This government’s priority is the same as all Canadians, jobs and economic growth. By ensuring that Canada is a top destination for business investments the Harper Government is creating jobs and prosperity here in Chilliwack and for all Canadians and their families,” Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade.