Funding will allow the bank to take on more risk so high-potential clean tech firms can expand and hire additional staff.
Canadian companies having trouble obtaining financing for investment projects.
Canadian manufacturers among those with big spending plans.
ICE Venture Fund II is a follow-on to the original fund, which invested in 18 firms.
Only one in 1,000 companies grew past the 100-employee mark.
BDC surprised by the magnitude of the drop to $11 billion this year.
Development bank will also expand its advisory services to help companies adjust their business operations.
Newfoundland firm will use $100,000 cash award for new rapid carbon-fibre and composites manufacturing equipment.
Companies in Ontario lead the charge, followed closely by BC and the Prairies.
Graduates now eligible for convertible note investments.
Canadian Technology Accelerator program makes it easier for Canadian companies to break into global markets.
Conference Board of Canada, BDC report says companies are looking for new markets
Manufacturing sector worst hit, losing half its firms between 2006 and 2010.
BDC survey suggests SMEs will invest in major machinery and equipment, HR, working capital and IT to boost productivity.
Oil prices expected to stay high, which will drive demand for finished goods and support activities, the report suggests.