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Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E)


The City of Belleville is an international leader in the implementation of the Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) program. An annual ongoing program involving regular interviews with local business has helped Belleville to perfect the process of quantifying, understanding and responding to the needs and concerns of business.

As a result of comments from local businesses, the City of Belleville has been able to respond to their needs by:

  • Reducing business tax rates
  • Completing specific infrastructure improvements
  • Implementing several labour attraction initiatives
  • Attracting 19 new family doctors to Belleville
  • Adjusting the transit system to meet business needs
  • Lobbying other levels of government for business friendly policies
  • Many other site specific improvements and adjustments to help local busines

Related Downloads

2012 Industrial Business Retention and Expansion Study Results

Business Retention and Expansion Industrial Sector 2012 Final Report

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