New project to help francophone businesses increase productivity and spur growth


The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) says the Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick, inc. (CÉNB) is helping 15 francophone companies across the province receive the support they need to increase their productivity and competitiveness.

Ginette Petitpas Taylor, MP for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe made the announcement today on behalf of Navdeep Burns, Minister of innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

Wednesday's press release says the project wukk estabkish a support program for 15 francophone companies, primarily in the manufacturing sector, to create cultures of process improvement within their organization.

The government says it is contributing a non-repayable contribution of $844,890 towards the initiative through ACOA's Business Development Program.

The ACOA says participating companies will explore ways of improving their processes, practices, and methods of operation to increase efficiency and productivity while maintaining quality, and will be able to adopt a permanent lean culture which will boost net profits and competitiveness.