There are a number of business support organizations and human resource development agencies to assist you in developing your business and getting the needed training for your staff.
Quinte Economic Development Commission
The Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC), is dedicated to the promotion of economic growth in its member municipalities, specifically the City of Belleville, the Municipality of Brighton and the City of Quinte West. QEDC's programs play a critical role in helping Quinte communities organize and access the resources required to implement effective development programs. Their purpose is to deliver high-impact regional economic development initiatives based on the strategic consensus and common interests of member organizations in business retention, expansion and attraction.
Initiatives like the establishment of the Manufacturing Resource Centre, the success in investment attraction and job creation in target sectors, and accessing millions of dollars for training and internship funding on behalf of Quinte Region manufacturers are examples of the difference the QEDC makes in the community.
Visit the QEDC website for more information.
Manufacturing Resource Centre
QEDC's Manufacturing Resource Centre (MRC) has assisted local manufacturers with accessing a total of $28.7 million for $222.1 million in business investments (City of Quinte West specific manufacturers $10.3 million for $80.4 million) for skills enhancement and capital investments. Additionally this funding has helped create or retain over 870 local jobs.
Visit the Manufacturing Resource Centre website for more information.
Trenval Business Development Corporation
Trenval Business Development Corporation is a federally supported, not-for-profit Community Futures Development Corporation, administered by a volunteer Board of Directors in partnership with the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario committed to helping to develop and diversify the local economy through community strategic planning, business information, counselling and investment in small business. Trenval has invested more than $28 million to small businesses through its investment fund and has impacted more than 6,000 jobs through loans, advisory services and the Ontario Self Employment Benefit program.
Visit the Trenval Business Development Corporation website for more information.
Business Development Bank of Canada
The Business Development Bank of Canada provides financial solutions and customized services to meet the needs of entrepreneurs at every stage of their business development. The BDC also offers consulting services, subordinated financing, and venture capital. It is located in the Quinte Business Development Centre, Loyalist College.
Visit the BDC website for more information.
Small Business Centre
The Small Business Centre services Quinte and surrounding areas to provide valuable resources, tools, and no-cost consultations to assist entrepreneurs in starting their own businesses and existing businesses. They are located at the Quinte Business Development Centre, Loyalist College.
Visit the Small Business Centre website for more information.
Loyalist Training and Knowledge Centre
The Loyalist Training and Knowledge Centre provides a wide range of customized workplace learning and performance solutions to business, government and industry clients in the greater Quinte Region and across Ontario. They specialize in practical, hands on training that produces concrete results.
Visit the Loyalist Training and Knowledge Centre website for more information.
Career Edge provides a variety of Employment Ontario services for Youth and Adults in the Quinte region. Whether you are looking for your first job or your last, or you're an employer needing employment services, Career Edge is here to help. They also assist small businesses with the help they need to find and retain the right employee for the job. Contact one of their Job Developers for more information.
Visit the Career Edge website for more information.
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada administers federal government employment programs and operates local employment centres. The Quinte West office located at 50 Dundas Street West provides employment services, labour market information, grants and contribution programs for employers and employment benefits services.
Visit the HRSDC website for more information.
Loyalist College Community Employment Services delivers Employment Ontario programs and services in the Belleville and Bancroft area. Our expertise in helping individuals to attain their employment goals extends to a diverse population; including: adults, persons with disabilities, youth, students and newcomers to Canada. Whether our clients need support to identify a career; to learn job search techniques; to build an effective resume and cover letter; to practice interview skills or to access training funding to increase their marketability.
Visit the Job Connect website for more information.
Quinte Manufacturers Association
The Quinte Manufacturers Association (QMA) consists of local industry leaders and provides a forum for discussing and addressing issues common to all manufacturers in the Greater Bay of Quinte Region.
Visit the Quinte Manufacturers Association website for more information.
Quinte Home Builders Association
The voice of the residential construction industry in the Quinte area, the Quinte Home Builders Association is a great organization with dedicated hard-working individuals helping to promote the professionalism of its members to the community.
Visit the Quinte Home Builders Association website for more information.
Quinte Construction Association
The Quinte Construction Association is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1948 to better serve the needs of the construction industry in the Quinte and surrounding areas.
Visit the Quinte Construction Association website for more information.
Community Development Council of Quinte
The Community Development Council of Quinte is a non-profit charitable organization that promotes the planning and provision of health and social services to ensure residents of the Quinte community are provided with the necessities of life and an opportunity to improve their quality of life.
Visit the Community Development Council of Quinte website for more information.