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Multi-national companies like; Kellogg’s, Procter & Gamble, Nestle & McKesson locate in the region for the many advantages that the Bay of Quinte offers.  However, location based cost analysis remains a key factor for site selection projects.  The Bay of Quinte region is a competitive location for food processing, logistics & advanced manufacturing & participate in a variety of studies in order to provide this crucial data for decision makers.

KMPG Competitive Alternatives

Competitive Alternatives 2016, the latest edition of this biennial KPMG series, compares business costs in more than 100 cities in 10 countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.

CHART:  Overall Cost Comparison Rankings – Bay of Quinte Region/City Cost Comparisons (Ontario Quebec), and Canada (Country) Cost Comparisons

ACCESS the comparison tool to perform your own cost comparison analysis.

Bay of Quinte Region – Individual Manufacturing/Industrial Sector Sheets

Whether your company is a multinational corporation or a small to medium enterprise (SME), you’ll benefit from operating in the Bay of Quinte.

  • Convenient access to local, regional and international supply markets.
  • Fully-serviced, inexpensive, and investment ready industrial land are available now.
  • Low tax and utility rates complement a Fast Track Approval process for new facility builds
  • Over 100,000 skilled workers motivated to succeed in an area known for its high quality of life and industry excellence

Lean more about Bay of Quinte industry sectors by downloading PDF’s below:

Food Processing
Advanced Manufacturing
Plastics and Packaging

FDI Benchmark 2016

fDi Benchmark – part of the Financial Times Group –  is an online tool to benchmark the competitiveness of countries and cities in over 65 sectors. Its comprehensive location data series covers the main Quality and Cost competitiveness indicators across more than 600 locations globally.

Quinte Economic Development participated in 2016 across multiple sectors.

QEDC has less total operating costs in the food & beverages sector.

QEDC has less total operating costs in the logistics sector.

QEDC has less total operating costs in the food & beverages sector.

Bay of Quinte has less operating costs.


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