Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
The Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec (before 1998, the Federal Office of Regional Development - Quebec) is a Federal agency that has the responsibility of promoting economic expansion in Quebec by promoting small or medium-sized enterprises.
Under its Act, which came into effect on October 5, 2005, the object of the Agency is to promote the long-term economic development of the regions of Quebec by giving special attention to those where slow economic growth is prevalent or opportunities for productive employment are inadequate..
The agency has fifteen offices throughout the province.
The honourable Denis Lebel is the current minister (a position he has held since October 30, 2008). Jacques Gourde is the current Parliamentary Secretary, having been appointed May 25, 2011.
Other Federal Agencies for Regional Economic Development in Canada