Mandate and partners
The Brome-Missisquoi Centre local de développement (CLD) is a grassroots not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to stimulate local economic growth, to implement development and entrepreneurship strategies, and to bring together important players from the fields of rural development, culture, tourism, and industry.
At the service of entrepreneurs, the CLD team can help find the resources needed to start or expand a business in the MRC’s territory. The organization offers front-line services to companies, including accompaniment and technical and/or financial assistance, as well as services to potential entrepreneurs or those operating in priority sectors as determined by the Board of Directors.
Always seeking to serve the community as a whole, the CLD also offers various types of projects aimed at promoting Brome-Missisquoi’s economic development and the well-being of its population. The CLD is at the heart of a network that includes various government and municipal bodies, the business, corporate, and union communities, the social economy, tourism, culture, and agriculture and food industries. This allows the CLD to play a leadership role in local development.
This leadership is expressed in many ways, including:
- The implementation, in cooperation with our partners, of an economic diversification plan;
- Support for large-scale community projects that promote the area’s revitalization;
- The CLD’s status as a respected presence at the bargaining table, alongside various government bodies, which allows it to voice the area’s concerns and to defend its interests;
- The CLD’s position at the nucleus of a dynamic network of local private sector players, which facilitates progress on the area’s shared priorities.