On December 12, $100,000 in funding from the federal government was announced for a local business to ensure job creation in Prescott-Russell.  Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, announced the funding on behalf of Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development at Atlantic Braids Ltd, in Chute-à Blondeau. Atlantic Braids Ltd received the funding through the Eastern Ontario Development Program.