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Regional Research

"The downtown transit terminal was constructed in 1974, and was initially designed for smaller buses serving fewer transit trips than the system carries today. The terminal in its current configuration is not suited to today’s operating environment.

The Downtown Transit Hub Plan will review and evaluate candidate sites for the hub along with concept plans and identify the most suitable location and design for a downtown terminal. "

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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.