At a special meeting of the Longueuil agglomeration council held earlier today, it was confirmed that DEL (Développement économique de l'agglomération de Longueuil) would act as the administrator of the new emergency assistance program for small and medium-sized businesses set up by the Government of Québec in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The budget allocated to this program for the agglomeration of Longueuil amounts to nearly $4 million. Eligible businesses will be able to access financial aid in the form of a loan of up to $50,000 to meet their working capital needs. Companies interested in learning more about the initiative and submitting an application can do so via the DEL website.
“It is imperative that we support our local economy and lead businesses and merchants through these trying times,” said Longueuil Mayor Sylvie Parent. “For several weeks now, we have been deploying a series of financial and technological resources to help them. We will continue to be there for them throughout the crisis and are already doing what we can to ensure our local economy recovers as quickly as possible.”
Resources for manufacturing, industrial and technology companies
DEL addresses the needs of manufacturing, industrial and technology companies as well as providers of value-added goods and services generally intended for businesses (B2B). These services are maintained and made available through delagglo.ca.
Modern and forward-facing, Longueuil is the central city of the Agglomération de Longueuil, home to more than 430,000 residents. Longueuil is renowned for the quality of its essential public services, its rich and varied cultural programming, and its strong potential for economic development. With a history dating back 360 years, Longueuil is also a vibrant and welcoming city with a remarkable quality of life where families can thrive, surrounded by expansive green spaces, peaceful residential and urban neighbourhoods, and a booming business sector.