There’s a lot happening here. The Bay of Quinte region is home to diverse industries producing every day products you might be familiar with. From food processing to auto-parts and even dinosaurs in between, companies take advantage of the lower cost of doing business and the market access our location provides.
The Quinte Economic Development Commission launched the ‘Proudly Made in Bay of Quinte’ campaign in 2017 to celebrate and bring attention to the high quality products made here. Identified by our logo, you’ll find shelf hangers in local stores indicating that a product was made locally. Kellogg’s for example makes Mini Wheats, Corn Pops and All Bran Buds in their Belleville facility. Reid’s Dairy’s (home of the must try ‘Loonie Shake’) ice cream and fluid milk can be found in stores. And it wouldn’t be Canada if we didn’t pick up some cheese curds from time to time. Maple Dale Cheese products can be found in local grocery stores throughout the region and beyond.
So watch for our signs in stores and remember that when you purchase products made locally you’re supporting your friends & neighbours in the community.
Not Just Food – Consumer Goods and B2B
Rocia Naturals is a skin care and cosmetics company operating in Brighton, Ontario. Their pro-aging line of products are getting attention all over the country. Magna Autosystems produces head light assemblies for cars you see every day on the roads. Impacto Protective Products manufactures specialized personal protective equipment for industry and trades. The region is also home to wire and cable companies, boxboard, paper and plastic packaging companies and so much more.
More than 11,000 people work in manufacturing and related industries in the Bay of Quinte region.
More than half of the region’s $12B economic output is generated by the region’s manufacturers.