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Regional Research

"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."

"The City of Quinte West has prepared an Industrial Lands Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for industrial lands within the municipality. A CIP is a planning and economic development tool used to facilitate the revitalization of, or investment in a community or a specific area. Municipalities use Industrial Lands CIPs to enable a wide range of financial incentive programs that encourage private investment, and to support strategic municipal initiatives aimed at promoting and incentivizing development on industrial lands.

"The Town of Greater Napanee is committed to providing the services and assistance needed to make building and planning in Napanee as straightforward as possible. Whether you are looking to build an addition on your home, develop a parcel of land, or learn about building permits and application packages, the Town’s Development Services will provide you with the valuable assistance you need to ensure that your project is done right, the first time.