company history

In 2006, Frédérick Bernard, from Canada and Ludovic Ortuno, from Europe, two FDI specialists, founded CIDEP to help EDOs, IPAs to fast track their FDI attraction efforts and assist corporations entering new markets

  • 2006


    CIDEP established business relations with more than 15 clients around Europe including major economic development agencies in France such as ADIELOR (Lorraine Foreign Investment Development Agency).

  • 2008

    USA States entrusting CIDEP for in-Market Representation

    CIDEP entered the American market and signed a contract of representation in Canada with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.. CIDEP was selected by the Arizona Department of Commerce as the official state representative in Canada for its trade and investment activities.

  • 2010

    a global recognition

    After intensifying our client base in Europe, CIDEP became the official representative in Canada for Enterprise Florida, the Economic Development Agency for the State of Florida. CIDEP also expanded its trade and export services for corporate clients, helping them increase their market access in North America and generated more than 5.2 M$ in direct sales.

  • 2010-2016

    A steady growth

    CIDEP enters into a strategic partnership with PUBLIKA, a Digital Marketing and Web Communication agency; CIDEP and PUBLIKA combine their expertise to offer best in class Digital Marketing services to EDO’s & North American companies.

    More US States, such as Missouri, Colorado and Delaware are using CIDEP as their local offices in Canada for Trade Services.

    After opening its office in San Francisco CIDEP is now well equipped to assist its clients in the Western US Market.

how can we help you?

Let’s discuss your strategy for bringing new companies in your region and help your exporters.

“I have personally worked directly with the CIDEP team on a number of the projects, and can vouch in terms of their excellent client service and dedication to results.”

Joe Burke
Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development

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