Business Support Services

Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC) provides regional marketing programs that attract new manufacturing as well as strategic support that helps local industries grow more competitive and profitable.

Trenval Business Development Corporation has been supporting small business in the region since 1987, investing more than $20 million in small businesses generating more than 4,000 jobs through loans, advisory services and the Self-Employment Benefit Program in coordination with Employment Ontario.

Small Business Centre of Quinte facilitates both start-up and existing business and focuses on providing a variety of products and services that will empower entrepreneurs to seek positive resolutions to their business needs.

The Business Development Bank of Canada promotes entrepreneurship by providing highly tailored financing, venture capital and consulting services to entrepreneurs.

Loyalist Training and Knowledge Centre offers a wide range of human resource consulting, information technology, and training services to Federal and Provincial government agencies, municipalities, businesses, manufacturers, retailers and others.

Manufacturing Resource Centre (MRC) has a primary mission to help local manufacturing leaders in the Quinte region improve their capabilities, competitiveness and sustainability.

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada administers federal government employment programs and operates local employment centres. The HRSDC provides employment services, labour market information, grants and contribution programs for employers and unemployment benefit services.

Belleville and District Chamber of Commerce is an organization of local businesses working together to support the business community and the community at large. As “the voice of business” for Belleville this organization focuses on improving the business climate in the community.

Loyalist College Community Employment Services provides employment programs and services to help individuals attain their employment goals. Loyalist College Community Employment Services also registers job vacancies and aides employers to find the right person for the


Meta Employment Services is an Employment Ontario funded program and part of the Employment Ontario network of organizations that provides one-stop shopping for all your job search needs.

Quinte Home Builders Association is the voice of the residential construction industry and consists of builders, land developers, trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, utility representatives, professional people and others engaged in the residential construction industry.

Quinte Construction Association is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of the construction industry in the Quinte and surrounding area. The Association serves as a spokesman for its member companies who compete annually in approximately a hundred million dollars worth of industrial, commercial and institutional construction.

Belleville Downtown Improvement Area has what is called a two-fold mandate: (A) to improve, beautify and maintain public lands and buildings within the BIA, beyond that which is provided by the municipality at large, and (B) to promote the area as a business and shopping area In carrying out these responsibilities, the BDIA has become involved in numerous activities such as: Marketing, Business Recruitment, Streetscape Improvement, and Seasonal Decorations. The BDIA offers many benefits to business operators, property owners and even non-retailers and they work hard to improve the downtown’s local atmosphere, increase economic activity and encourage more local businesses to take part in local events.

Quinte Manufacturers Association is comprised of local industry leaders and is a forum for discussing and addressing issues common to all manufacturers in the Greater Bay of Quinte Region.  This association helps local manufacturing leaders improve their capabilities, competitiveness and sustainability.

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