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Business Services

The Economic Development Department is responsible for business & investment attraction, business retention & expansion, community development/beautification, events & marketing initiatives and community capacity building.

The Economic Development Department offers a variety of resources to support new and existing businesses and entrepreneurs including business start-up services, business financing/grants and information resources, by-laws, permits and licences; organization of business information events and resources and business and community marketing activities.

For economic development related inquiries, please contact:

Interim Contact: Ellen Hamel, CAO/Clerk
Phone: 613-396-2440 Ext: 204
Fax: 613-396-3141
Town of Deseronto Municipal Offices
331 Main St. P.O. Box 310
Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0


Business Resources
BizPaL - Business Permit and Licence service

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Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)


Promotes entrepreneurship by providing highly tailored financing, venture capital and consulting services to entrepreneurs.

Employment Ontario


Resources for employers and job seekers, including wage subsidy programs for employers.

Grants Ontario


Grants Ontario is your source for grants provided by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration; Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; and, the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario; and, selected grants from the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs.

Hastings County Economic Development

Economic Development Manager: Andrew Redden

15 Victoria Avenue, Box 2, 2nd Floor Belleville, ON K8N 1Z5

P: 613-966-6712 x: 4011



Investment and business development services & events.

Hastings County Enterprise Facilitation

Enterprise Facilitator: Mary Doyle

P: 613-391-0350



Free and confidential business/entrepreneur counselling services.

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.

Loyalist College Training & Knowledge Centre


Wide range of human resource consulting, information technology, and training services to Federal and Provincial government agencies, municipalities, businesses, manufacturers, retailers and others.

Meta Employment Services


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

Ministry of Economic Development, Trade & Employment


Investment and business development services & government financing resources.

Napanee & District Chamber of Commerce

Manager: Kathy Medd

47 Dundas St. E Napanee, ON K7R 1H7

P: 613-354-6601 Toll Free: 1-877-354-6601



The Chamber of Commerce offers “business to business” networking events, access to discount programs & promotional opportunities and business advocacy through the provincial and federal level Chamber organizations.

Ontario Ministry of Rural Affairs


Rural community and business development services & government financing resources.

One - Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs


Business start-up and development resources.

Service Ontario


Business/government account registration services, business financing, administration and development resources.

Small Business Centre

284 B Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd - PO Box 610 Belleville, ON K8N 5B3

P: 613-961-0590



Business development services, workshops & events for existing and start-up businesses.

TRENVAL Business Development Corporation

284 B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road, Box 610, Belleville, ON  K8N 5B3

P: 613-961-7999



Business  and entrepreneur development services, financing and grants (Eastern Ontario Development Program).

Queen’s School of Business/Monieson Centre


Business development services and events.

Quinte Economic Development Commission & Manufacturing Resource Centre

284 B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road Belleville, ON K8N 5B3

P: 613-961-7990



Provides regional marketing programs that attract new manufacturing as well as strategic support that helps local industries grow more competitive and profitable.

Canada Business


Canada Business provides accurate, timely and relevant business information to entrepreneurs like you. It’s the first stop for anyone starting or growing a business, and can help you with business planning, specialized market research, financing and other government programs and service information.

Service Ontario - Non Profit Organization Portal

Web: (short link)

P: 1-888-745-8888

ServiceOntario’s new central source of information for not-for-profits and charities. Here you will find guidance on how to start and manage your not-for-profit or charitable organization. You can get information about the laws and regulations that apply to not-for-profits and charities and find out about available funding opportunities. You can find answers to your questions about the sector and about Ontario government programs that support the sector.