Manufacturing and tech companies continue to grow and create opportunities in the Quinte Region.
On Monday, Quinte Economic Development Commission CEO Chris King told Quinte West Council, 2017 will be a productive year for the region. He explained how targets for investment attraction will focus on food processing, logistics, aerospace and advanced manufacturing.
King presented the chamber with a 2016 year in review stating there are now 11,000 manufacturing workers in the region.
King said the success comes from the strength of their members along with over $1 million in municipal, provincial and federal investments. It has allowed them to continue in investment attraction and supporting the local industries.
Quinte is staying well above the curve beamed King.
He also pointed out what he called a success story at Kruger Products where the a maker of brand name paper towels and tissue invested $52 million into expanding and now has between ‘100 and 300 employees.’
King also touched on how well the Elevate Plus program is doing in providing soft and tech skills for those who want to work in the manufacturing sector. He said the pilot project offers free four week classes with a two week placement and assists people with barriers that want to enter the workforce.
“Everyone gets a full-time job offer,” said King.
To learn more about the program contact LTKC Office email@example.com/613-969-1913 ext. 2294.