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"In the following analysis, major operating costs scaled to a representative advanced manufacturing plant are presented for a series of 24 regions in the U.S. and Canada. Findings are summarized in Exhibit I and show total annual operating costs ranging from a high of $42.5 million in the San Jose/Silicon Valley Region of California to a low of $ 27.5 million in the Eastern Ontario Region of Canada."

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"In the following analysis, major operating costs scaled to a representative 250- worker distribution warehouse are presented for a series of 20 regional locations in the U.S and Canada. Annual operating cost totals are ranked in summary Exhibit 1 and range from a high of $21.3 million in the Meadowlands/Northern New Jersey Region to a low of $13.3 million in the Eastern Ontario Region of Canada."

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"In the following analysis, major operating costs scaled to a representative food & beverage processing plant are presented for a series of 24 regions in the U.S. and Canada. Findings are summarized in Exhibit I and show total annual operating costs ranging from a high of $45.7 million in the San Francisco/Bay Area Region of California to a low of $ 30.2 million in the Eastern Ontario Region of Canada.

"The City of Quinte West conducted its second Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) survey of the Industrial / Manufacturing sector during September and October 2011. The survey has been initiated by the City with support from many community partners including the Quinte Economic Development Commission, the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. A previous BR+E project in this sector was conducted in February 2007.

"The City of Quinte West initiated a Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) project for its retail and commercial sectors to foster the stability and growth of local business. While the City has undertaken other BR+E surveys in various sectors, this was the first City-wide retail/commercial project and brings a new perspective to foster growth and to identify common areas of concern for the City’s consideration. Through a review of the findings, seven key theme areas were identified and are described in detail in this report."