Belleville’s mayor says local officials should use trade shows as a chance to give special incentive offers to companies wanting to locate in the Quinte area.
At Tuesday’s meeting, the Quinte Economic Development Commission heard staff reports on various conferences attended during the past couple of months.
This included a meeting last week of “site selectors” for United States companies that may want to establish branch plants here.
Mayor Taso Christopher suggested special offers should be made at those conferences.
He called for a staff report to indicate what offers could be made at the events.
Mayor Christopher pointed out that Belleville does give some limited relief on development charges for new companies locating in the city.