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For more than 10 years, the Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation (PCFDC) has supported local companies and organizations expand their operations through the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP).
Applicants can apply for support for projects that focus on job creation and market expansion between August 1, 2014 and September 30, 2018. The PCFDC is encouraging applicants to submit multi-year projects – up to a maximum of $100,000 per recipient.
“The Eastern Ontario Development Program is so important because it provides economic development solutions that are tailored to our community,” stated Dean Del Mastro, Member of Parliament for Peterborough. “The benefits of this program are widespread and they complement the needs and priorities identified by our community. I applaud the Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation for their stewardship in delivering this program so successfully.”
Primary consideration will be given to projects that address sustainable, long-term job creation in the following priority areas: CleanTech, High Tech, R&D, Health, Nuclear, Aerospace and Transportation. Eligible activities include: supply chain analysis & development, productivity enhancements, market diversification, market expansion, export development and product development.
The EODP is managed by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and is being delivered in partnership with the 15 Community Futures Development Corporations in eastern Ontario, as well as the Eastern Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Network Inc. The program supports rural eastern Ontario communities to pursue the creation of a competitive and diversified regional economy through investment in economic development, small business growth, job creation and community innovation.
To date, more than $80 million has been invested through the EODP on more than 7,600 business and community development projects. Over the next five years, $48-million is available through the EODP.