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:
Dana Valentyne, Community Development Officer
Phone: 613-396-2440 ext: 202
Town of Deseronto Municipal Offices
331 Main St. P.O. Box 310
Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0
Small Business Centre
284 B Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd - PO Box 610 Belleville, ON K8N 5B3
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
Business and entrepreneur development services, financing and grants (Eastern Ontario Development Program).
Hastings County Enterprise Facilitation
Enterprise Facilitator: Mary Doyle
Free and confidential business/entrepreneur counselling services.
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.
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Promotes entrepreneurship by providing highly tailored financing, venture capital and consulting services to entrepreneurs.
Quinte Economic Development Commission & Manufacturing Resource Centre
284 B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road Belleville, ON K8N 5B3
Provides regional marketing programs that attract new manufacturing as well as strategic support that helps local industries grow more competitive and profitable.
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.
Business/government account registration services, business financing, administration and development resources.
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.
Resources for employers and job seekers, including wage subsidy programs for employers.
Ministry of Economic Development & Innovation
Investment and business development services & government financing resources.
Ontario Ministry of Rural Affairs
Rural community 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.
Queen’s School of Business/Monieson Centre
Business development services and events.