Economic development

Information on workforce and demographics, incentive programs, and business directory.

Strong economic development means business

The City of Quinte West is committed to promoting and supporting economic development initiatives. This is achieved through an integrated community approach that includes partnerships with business organizations and our open-door policy with existing businesses and potential business investors.

Quinte West’s strong combination of lifestyle and business amenities make our City a great place to work, live, and do business. Low operating costs are achieved through a combination of low municipal utility rates, low municipal tax rates, and low land and building costs. Quinte West has vacant land available and a variety of building types.

There is a strong, dedicated labour force of more than 100,000 within a 45-minute commute of the Quinte West area and wage costs are 20% lower than those in Toronto. The City partners with the Quinte Economic Development Corporation (QEDC), Loyalist College in nearby Belleville, and the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to provide short and long-term human resource development support.

Ensuring the long-term vitality of economic development and community revitalization initiatives is a major priority for the City. This is well demonstrated by the City’s investment in the downtown core areas, the Industrial Parks, and a comprehensive marketing plan.

Community profile

The City of Quinte West is situated on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte, the gateway to the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Business support services

There are many resources available to help with your business growth or relocation. Find helpful links to various Quinte region business resources.

Business directory

Search and view businesses registered in our directory, register your own business

Business retention + expansion project

The City of Quinte West initiated a business retention and expansion (BR+E) project for its retail, commercial and technology sectors to foster local businesses’ stability.

Shop local

Shop local initiatives support local partnerships, allow businesses the opportunity to participate, and help promote the benefits for shopping locally, including strengthening our job market and overall economic growth.

Community Improvement Plan

The Community Improvement Plan (CIP) provides a framework for creating and implementing programs to revitalize downtown Trenton and Frankford and in industrial areas.

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