Québec Government Office in New York > Accelerated Growth Center
The Québec Government Office in New York is launching a business growth center (Centre de Croissance Accélérée (CCA)) for Québec businesses active in U.S. markets, especially in the Mid-Atlantic, New England and Midwest regions. A cohort of 6 to 8 Québec-based companies will be invited to take up residence at CCA. The services of local consulting firms in different fields will be retained to boost the success of their growth in the United States, primarily in the target regions.
The creation of CCA, which is managed by the Québec Government Office in New York in collaboration with the Québec government offices in Boston and Chicago, comes in the wake of Québec’s Export Strategy (2016-2020), which was unveiled in the fall of 2016. The strategy has a section titled "Destination: U.S." that focuses on stimulating export growth in U.S. markets. CCA is the first measure set out in this strategy.
A governance committee is responsible for selecting the Québec companies according to criteria based on revenue and export experience. The companies may qualify for a 6-to-18 month consulting period. Over the next three years, approximately forty Québec businesses will benefit from services provided by CCA. The Government of Québec will support the companies selected by CCA, both logistically and financially. More than $1.8 million (CAD) in grants will be available over the next three years to support consulting projects for these Québec businesses.
CCA will identify expert consultants from recognized professional American firms in areas such as corporate law, human resources, market strategy, marketing, media and public relations, finance, accountancy and other specialized fields. Firms will be retained by the Québec companies for a range of services to assist them in their growth in the U.S.
The main goal of participating companies is to accelerate their growth in the U.S. The companies will undergo assessment interviews to evaluate their specific needs. This process will help them determine which type of services and experts they are looking for and formulate objectives, including the following:
CCA will introduce the Québec companies to various consultancy firms with expertise in one or more of the following areas:
The request for information (RFI) will allow CCA to gather information and perform a preliminary screening of a wide range of consulting firms. Please submit your company profile, including the following information:
Where applicable, please provide a pricing sheet that includes information on your firm’s terms and conditions.
Please respond to the following RFI and include references to completed projects by April 27, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET
It is understood and agreed that the Government of Québec, the Quebec Office in NY, Boston and Chicago, the Accelerated Growth Center and their respective representatives disclaim (and shall not be deemed to incur) any liability or obligation of any kind at any time with respect to:
(1) your firm’s participation in the Accelerated Growth Center,
(2) any services offered or provided by your firm to companies involved with or referred to you by the Accelerated Growth Center,
(3) any information your firm may receive from any source in connection with your providing services to any companies or
(4) any actions taken or omitted by any companies involved with or referred to you by the Accelerated Growth Center.
Furthermore, you agree that the Government of Quebec, the Quebec Office in NY, Boston and Chicago, the Accelerated Growth Center and their respective representatives are not making and will not be making any representations of any kind regarding any companies referred to you by the Accelerated Growth Center, any services those companies may need or any information those companies may provide. You acknowledge and agree that you are not and will not be relying on any such representations.