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News Manufacturing Economy General
October 7, 2020  

Getting house in order top priority for Canadian businesses: BDC

Indebted businesses more ‘fragile’ than during 1st wave, Business Development Bank of Canada economist warns.

News Manufacturing Economy General
July 24, 2020  

BDC records $218M net loss for 2020 fiscal, remains confident

Higher net fair value depreciation on capital investments due to uncertainty and volatility.

News Government Manufacturing General
June 18, 2020  

Federal aid for oil sector still in development, three months later

Business Development Bank of Canada and EDC are getting the terms of the loan programs together.

News Manufacturing General
April 21, 2020  

Scotiabank launches EDC Business Credit Availability Program

The EDC BCAP is structured as a one-year operating credit or cash flow term loan of up to $6.25 million, with 80% guaranteed by EDC

News Manufacturing Economy General
January 15, 2020  

Business confidence down, but companies still plan to invest: BDC

Will spend on intangible assets such as technology, marketing, intellectual property and employee training-over the next 12 months.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 18, 2018  

Feds bolster BDC’s ability to provide more capital to clean tech companies

Funding will allow the bank to take on more risk so high-potential clean tech firms can expand and hire additional staff.

News Manufacturing General
May 4, 2017  

BDC announces $280M in financing to support Atlantic SMEs

Canadian companies having trouble obtaining financing for investment projects.

News Manufacturing General
January 17, 2017  

Businesses are confident enough to boost investment: BDC

Canadian manufacturers among those with big spending plans.

News Manufacturing Business Operations General
November 23, 2016  

BDC creates $135M venture fund for clean tech startups

ICE Venture Fund II is a follow-on to the original fund, which invested in 18 firms.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 20, 2016  

SMEs are having a tough time scaling up: BDC

Only one in 1,000 companies grew past the 100-employee mark.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
January 28, 2016  

Alberta SMEs to cut spending 27%: survey

BDC surprised by the magnitude of the drop to $11 billion this year.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
November 17, 2015  

BDC earmarks additional $500M for SMEs impacted by lower oil prices

Development bank will also expand its advisory services to help companies adjust their business operations.

News Government Manufacturing General Technology
June 22, 2015  

Spring Loaded takes home top 2015 BDC Young Entrepreneur award

Newfoundland firm will use $100,000 cash award for new rapid carbon-fibre and composites manufacturing equipment.

News Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
November 27, 2014  

SMEs eager to invest in new projects, BDC survey says

Companies in Ontario lead the charge, followed closely by BC and the Prairies.

News Manufacturing General
August 18, 2014  

BDC Capital partners with Rotman’s CDL accelerator

Graduates now eligible for convertible note investments.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Technology
May 9, 2013  

BDC expands technology partnership in the US for SMEs

Canadian Technology Accelerator program makes it easier for Canadian companies to break into global markets.

News Automotive Chemicals Construction Business Operations Operations Technology
April 3, 2013  

Modest growth forecast for five key industry sectors

Conference Board of Canada, BDC report says companies are looking for new markets

News Manufacturing Business Operations
February 13, 2013  

Canada’s mid-sized firms in decline: BDC

Manufacturing sector worst hit, losing half its firms between 2006 and 2010.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Production Technology
October 15, 2012  

Entrepreneurs’ investment intentions on the upswing

BDC survey suggests SMEs will invest in major machinery and equipment, HR, working capital and IT to boost productivity.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Production Sustainability
June 4, 2012  

Oil and gas investments fuel growth in manufacturing: CBOC

Oil prices expected to stay high, which will drive demand for finished goods and support activities, the report suggests.

News Aerospace Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Technology
August 25, 2011  

2015 the earliest for full production recovery

It’s going to take until 2015, at the earliest for many Canadian industries to hit pre-recession levels of production, says a Conference Board of Canada report.

News Business Operations
August 22, 2011  

BDC says credit conditions improving

Development bank posts $357-million profit – increases thanks to less credit lending