Promising new horizons for Accès Entreprise Beauharnois-Salaberry

Participants at the Accès Entreprise Beauharnois-Salaberry annual general meeting held on 10 May were treated to some good news when the contents of the 2021 Annual Report were presented to them.

Linda Phaneuf, General Manager of Accès Entreprise Beauharnois-Salaberry

$2 million in financial support

First of all, we would like to remind those present that, thanks to the introduction of government initiatives such as the Emergency Assistance Program for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (PAUPME), Assistance to companies in high alert regions (AERAM) and Assistance to certain companies in the (ACEST), Accès Entreprise Beauharnois-Salaberry was able to provide financial assistance in a pandemic situation to more than 74 companies in the territory, allocating almost $2 million in emergency funding to help them maintain adequate working capital and cover their costs fixed . This logistical and financial support will therefore have made it possible to preserve no less than 759 jobs.

Punctual strategic planning

In recent years, those who have closely observed the territory of the RMC de Beauharnois-Salaberry have immediately noticed the dynamism and economic growth there, as the territory begins to truly reap the benefits of its connection to the road network. Quebec. In fact, for 2021 alone, projected industrial new construction represents $80 million in investment, while residential new construction is up 67% compared to 2020.

In light of these findings, it is important that development actors, including the AEBHS, equip themselves with effective tools to optimize the impact of these favorable circumstances. That’s why Accès Entreprise wanted to grab the ball and adopt a vision and a development strategy that would allow it to project itself effectively into the future, for the greater benefit of the community of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs.

Started in early 2021, the strategic planning process was based on discussions with more than 50 business representatives, including around forty companies and organizations in the territory. At the end of this exercise, a Strategic Plan 2022-2026 resulted, containing 5 major guidelines, divided into about fifty actions, which should allow RMC to become, by 2030, a leader in Montérégie.

The identification of these guidelines is related to the revitalization of urban centers and villages, support for local purchases and local agriculture, support to the commercial and business community for their work challenges, work, development of a strong regional signature of recreational tourism, as well as strengthening the Accès Entreprise service offering to better respond to the needs of the business community.

$185,000 relief fund

Thanks to the financial contribution of the Government of Quebec in the context of a pandemic, the Council of Mayors of the RMC agreed to create an Assistance Fund of US$185,000, administered by Accès Entreprise Beauharnois-Salaberry, to be used as direct financial assistance. non-refundable in the community to support the economic recovery of the territory. This fund will also be closely aligned with the Strategic Planning intervention guidelines and priorities. Your terms of application will be known shortly.

Affiliated to the AEQ network and an extended team

In addition, Accès Entreprise Beauharnois-Salaberry’s early 2021 membership of the Accès Entreprise Québec (AEQ) network will allow the organization to join a new gateway and one-stop shop, so businesses have access to high quality services. In this process, AEBHS was able to add two more business consultants to its team, thus helping to strengthen its support and investment services.

In addition, an additional resource, contracted by the MRC, will also work closely with the Accès Entreprise team to develop a strong recreational tourism signature while working to support businesses in this sector of the economy.

Board of Directors of Accès Entreprise Beauharnois-Salaberry

a renewed website

What can we say in closing about the brand new AEBHS website just launched last April and completely revamped in the colors of the new brand image? Feedback already obtained from users confirms that the optimization of its tree structure and the ease of navigation are highly appreciated.

This is, therefore, excellent news and good prospects that allow Accès Entreprise Beauharnois-Salaberry to be greatly stimulated in the face of promising new horizons.

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