"On May 24, 2017 Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced the closure of their Brockville production plant, affecting all of it 480 employees.
Tracked indicators include:
- COMMERCIAL RETAIL SERVICE SECTOR
- MANUFACTURING SECTOR
- CITY of BROCKVILLE HOSPITALITY SECTOR
- BRIDGE TRAFFIC REPORT
- TOURISM GENERAL
- ATTRACTION/FESTIVAL VISITATION
- GENERAL LABOUR STATISTICS
"Brownfields are abandoned, vacant, derelict or underutilized commercial and industrial properties, usually provided with urban services, where past actions have resulted in actual or perceived contamination.
"In 1998 the City of Belleville elected to do its first informal Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) survey in an effort to determine the needs of local business. Since that time the program has grown and evolved date more than 12 BR+E studies have been completed.
"The City of Belleville and the Belleville Downtown Improvement Area (BDIA) initiated a Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) project for its downtown core. The project was completed in the fall of 2014 and involved 85 downtown members representing 90 businesses and organizations in downtown Belleville as identified by the business improvement area. The report . . . provides an in-depth analysis on the dynamics of the local business climate through the collection and interpretation of the survey results.