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Community Business Development Corporations (CBDCs) Investing in Rural Atlantic Canada

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – September 11th, 2014 – Patrice Finnigan, President of the Atlantic Association of CBDCs, shared today the impact that CBDC offices have had on the rural Atlantic Canadian economy throughout the past year. The results were shared this morning as President Finnigan addressed the delegation in attendance at the Association’s 2014 AGM & Conference being held at the Delta St. John’s, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Click here to download the full press release!

Community Business Development Corporations (CBDCs) to Celebrate 11th Annual CBDC Day on May 14th, 2014

Mulgrave, Nova Scotia – May 14th, 2014 marks the 11th Annual CBDC Day. CBDC day is an opportunity for the CBDCs of Atlantic Canada to profile clients, volunteers and generate awareness of the many programs and services that CBDCs offer to rural-based entrepreneurs.

“The CBDCs are instrumental in stimulating and supporting entrepreneurship development in rural communities and CBDC Day is another way our corporations showcase the many programs and services we offer to assist rural Atlantic Canadian entrepreneurs,” said Atlantic Association President Patrice Finnigan. “During the past fiscal year, CBDCs in Atlantic Canada assisted more than 1,200 small-and medium-sized businesses throughout our region, injecting more than $60 million into the Atlantic Canadian economy.”

President Finnigan adds: “This past year has seen confirmation of the value of a community-based approach to economic development in rural Atlantic Canada. This is especially true with the continued strong support of our partners, who so clearly comprehend the importance of nurturing the growth and development of small and medium sized businesses in all parts of our region.”

The CBDCs are non-profit corporations with a mandate to foster community-based business economic development by providing support and loans to small-and-medium sizes business enterprises in 41 regions throughout Atlantic Canada.

To find out more, call 1-888-303-22321-888-303-2232 (CBDC) or visit www.cbdc.ca

2012-2013 Atlantic Association of CBDC - Annual Report

Please click on the following link to download a copy of the 2012-2013 Annual Report. Inside the report you will find messages from the president, Minister and COO, financial highlights and client success stories. Click here to download a copy!

2012-2013 Audited Financial Statements

Please click on the following link to download a copy of the Atlantic Association of CBDC Audited Financial Statements for 2012-2013. Click here to download your copy!


The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is pleased to provide financial support to the CBDCs in Atlantic Canada.