Quinte West is hoping to be leading the way when it comes to creating an industrial community improvement plan.
Linda Lisle, the Manager of Economic Development and Tourism Services brought forward a report on Thursday night to the Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee.
She says the program looks at providing tax incentives if a business invests in new development or expands locally.
Lisle told council this would be a first in Eastern Ontario.
She was requesting the committee approve the hiring of a consultant to develop the Industrial Community Improvement Plan at a cost of between $25,000 and $30,000.
She said in her report the intent of the plan is to encourage development at city industrial sites such as North Murray Industrial Park, Frankford Industrial Park, Tremur Lake lands and the 110 acres off Carrying Place Road.
The motion was approved and will now appear in front of Quinte West Council.