Encourage the community to take charge of its own development by providing direct support for local socio-economic development activities and by offering technical and financial services to businesses.


Our mandates :

  • Support socio-economic development by involving area stakeholders and encouraging local development by and for the community.

  • Promote creating and/or retaining jobs in the area.

  • Create a healthy business environment and support local development initiatives in order to broaden our community’s ability to adapt to the new rules governing socio-economic development.

  • Actively contribute to starting up, expanding, modernising and acquiring for-profit businesses in the area by providing companies with financial and technical support.


Dave Lavoie

General Director

Holder of a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), enterprise management profile, Dave Lavoie has more than 15 years experience in the fields of communication and economic development. After a stint as journalist for media organisations in eastern Québec, he worked for four years at the Matapedia local development centre (Centre local de développement de La Matapédia) and nearly six years as manager of the wind power niche of excellence (Créneau d’excellence éolien) in Gaspé. An enthusiastic traveller, he notably worked in China at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 and for Immigration-Québec in Paris in 2011. Appointed as general manager of the Gaspé SADC in January 2018, he intends to make his dynamism and experience available to the community in the MRC de La Côte-de-Gaspé.

Alexis Tremblay-Lapierre
Economic Development Officer

Holder of a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Alexis Tremblay Lapierre worked as an economic development officer at the MRC de La-Côte-de-Gaspé prior to taking up his duties as SADC economic development officer in November 2018.


Passionate about the sustainable development of enterprises and their social responsibility, he is a member of the SADC Network’s sustainable development group. In addition, he coordinates the Réseau M mentoring cell, an organisation whose mission is to assist the region’s entrepreneurs by providing them with mentors. Building on his listening skills and his understanding of your needs, he can guide you as you move ahead with your entrepreneurial projects.

Sandy Beaulieu
Financial Analyst

An Administration graduate, Sandy Beaulieu has been a member of the SADC team since 2004. She has successively occupied the positions of youth advisor and financial analyst. Backed by her years of experience in working with the region’s entrepreneurs and her open-mindedness she is a trustworthy individual with whom you can discuss a business opportunity. Today, she manages investment funds for enterprises in the MRC de La Côte-de-Gaspé. Her role is to coach and advise promoters of all ages as they engage in their entrepreneurial endeavours. Her ability to listen and analyse coupled with her excellent knowledge of the economic community make her a choice ally to accompany you in your business projects.

Marcy Buttle
Administrative Assistant

Building on her nearly 30 years of experience in customer service, Marcy Buttle welcomes you to the SADC. Depending on your needs, she will know just who can help you move your project forwards. With training in secretarial services and accounting, she has been responsible for the SADC’s operating fund and for managing its payroll since she joined the team in 2005.


Michel Joncas

Board Chairman

Forest sector

Stéphane Ste-Croix

Vice chairman

Tourism sector

Patrick Denis


Munufacturing/transformation sector

Carmelle Mathurin


Municipal sector/Gaspe

Daniel Fournier


Municipal sector/Murdochville

Simon Côté


Municipal sector/Estran

Jean-Charles Joncas


Local development sector

Dave Ste-Croix


Financial sector

Éric Guénette


Education sector

Jean-Pierre Couillard


Fisheries/aquaculture sector

Julien Côté-Tapp


Agriculture sector

SADC de Gaspé

Contact us

15, rue Adams, office 200,

Gaspé (Québec)

G4X 1E5

Phone : (418) 368-2906

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