CEDEC: A Trusted Leader
of innovative collaboration among the public, private and civil society sectors.
Our partnerships drive economic growth and development
We deliver real and lasting benefits
CEDEC’s integrative Collaborative Economic Development Model (CEDM) helps communities create jobs, increase wages, grow businesses, and attract investment.
The model is based on OECD research and public, private, civil society sector collaboration best practices and is part of why CEDEC is the only Canadian representative at the OECD Local Employment and Economic Development Forum. We believe that economic activity is optimized when all three sectors are present and working together.
CEDEC fosters purposeful collaboration that inspires people to work for each other. We help build and scale up forward-looking businesses; grow local, regional, national, and global trade; upskill workers and create jobs; and boost investment in viable ventures.
Driving Economic Growth & Development
CEDEC worked with Montreal-based nutrition and health food company Isabelle Huot docteure en nutrition to identify what she needed to focus on to keep her growing business moving forward and how to maintain her competitive edge.
Delivering Real Business Results
CEDEC worked with Montreal-based design company Dix2 to help them optimize operations as they planned to scale up and identify future international market opportunities.
Community Asset & Business Development
CEDEC worked with Fort Coulonge, Quebec-based Café Savourez to help them navigate the intricacies of starting and growing a business, including identifying funding sources.
Boosting Local Business
CEDEC worked with Sutton, Quebec-based Round Top Bagels to help them navigate the time-consuming tasks of starting a business so they could better focus on the day-to-day operations.