Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions offers guidance to Quebec businesses and regions toward the economy of tomorrow. CED focuses its interventions on SMEs and non-profit economic organizations by building on innovation and inclusive growth, targeting projects with significant economic benefits, and acting as a facilitator in bringing together the right partners for a given project.

As a regional development agency, CED is part of the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio.

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Initiative for infrastructure development
Initiative for infrastructure development


Learn more about this initiative that is helping our communities build tourism, transportation and research infrastructure to support their economic vitality and attractiveness.

CED Fast Forward Challenge
CED Fast Forward Challenge


It’s a wrap! The names of the innovative young businesses that have won the CED Fast Forward Challenge are now known. Discover their inspiring projects!

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Project submission guide

Look through this guide to find out how to submit your project, fill out a financial assistance application or learn how an application is routed.

Federal Strategy on Innovation and Growth for the Quebec Regions

Learn more about the four priorities that will drive innovation and inclusive growth for all Quebec regions.

Industrial and technological benefits

Find out how CED can help Quebec SMEs develop their markets in the defence and aerospace industries.

CED priorities

Learn about CED’s key directions and its priorities for each Quebec region.

Corporate information


The Honourable Navdeep Bains
The Honourable Navdeep Bains

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development


Manon Brassard
Manon Brassard

Deputy Minister / President


Grow your business

Grow your business

Find out what government can do for your business.

Incubators and Accelerators Driven by Excellence

Incubators and Accelerators Driven by Excellence

Discover this initiative aimed at helping incubators and accelerators in Quebec regions position themselves at a world-class level of excellence, so that our startups are supported by exceptional organizations.

Success stories

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Discover some inspiring stories about SMEs and organizations that successfully completed their projects.

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