September 24, 2014
Ontario is helping to attract investment and create jobs in the Greater Bay of Quinte Region. The province is providing $414,000 through the Rural Economic Development program to help grow the region’s manufacturing sector. The Quinte Economic Development Commission will launch an action plan to promote regional manufacturers and their products by:
- Providing technical and soft skills training to approximately 1800 employees so that manufacturers benefit from highly trained staff;
- Creating a branding campaign that will build awareness of products manufactured in the Greater Bay of Quinte Region; and
- Attracting long-term investment in the region that will create high-value jobs and help the region grow and prosper.
Supporting rural communities is part of the government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
“Manufacturing is the third-largest employer in the Greater Bay of Quinte Region. By providing economic development support at both the local and regional level, the Rural Economic Development program will help Ontario’s manufacturing sector continue to be innovative and grow well into the future.”
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
“One of our top priorities as a government is to revitalize rural Ontario’s manufacturing sector. With support from RED, the Greater Bay of Quinte Region will implement an ambitious plan aimed at creating a highly innovative, globally competitive manufacturing sector that will provide jobs for the long-term.”
MPP Northumberland Quinte West
” The Quinte Economic Development Commission greatly appreciates the funding the province provided through the Rural Economic Development program to bolster rural Ontario’s manufacturing sector. By investing in skills training and a regional branding campaign, and attracting investment, we will create a foundation for our region’s long-term economic growth.”
Board Chair of the Quinte Economic Development Commission
Since 2003, the province has invested more than $169 million in 501 Rural Economic Development program projects, generating more than $1.2 billion in local economic activity and creating more than 35,000 jobs. The government is also supporting regional economic development through programs such as the Eastern Ontario Development Fund, the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.
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