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Here's who gets ACOA money

Last Updated Dec 11, 2017 at 10:20 am MDT

HALIFAX – Some examples of businesses benefiting from financial help from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency:

Big winners

Atlantic Wallboard LP, a division of J.D. Irving Limited: $42.4 million in conditionally repayable loans from 2006 to 2012 to build a gypsum wallboard manufacturing plant, buy equipment and for a gypsum conversion project.

The Halifax International Security Forum, organized the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a D.C.-based public policy think tank: $29.78 million in grants to host the international conference from 2009 to 2018.

Cooke Aquaculture Inc., Cold Ocean Salmon Inc. and Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. (divisions of Cooke Aquaculture): $25 million in loans, conditionally repayable loans and non-repayable contributions for multiple projects over more than a decade, including establishing salmon farming operations.

Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.: $10 million loan for manufacturing equipment in 2006.

Cabot Links at Inverness LP: $6.5 million in loans from 2008 to 2016 to build golf courses and a resort.

DSME Trenton Ltd. (now permanently closed): $5 million loan for equipment to build wind towers in 2010.

Rolls-Royce Canada: $2.87 million conditionally repayable loan in 2013 to develop support technologies for unmanned surface vehicles.

Craft brew and spirits

Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd.: $500,000 loan in 2015 to establish a craft distillery and expand brewery.

Big Axe Brewery Inc.: $363,030 loan in 2017 to expand current brewery operation.

Prince Edward Island Brewing Company Ltd.: $350,000 loan in 2012 to start a microbrewery, and $35,000 grant to hire an experienced beer industry expert.

Tiny tourism outfits

Marble Zip Tours Inc.: $196,487 loan to establish a “zipline harness tour” operation in 2007 and $125,000 loan in 2013 to build a rope challenge course.

Ocean Surf Ltd.: $38,500 loan in 2011 and $175,000 loan in 2015 to upgrade campground facilities.

Club Wind and Kite: $45,000 loan to start a kite surfing day adventure in Lameque, N.B., in 2008.