I Left The City
Our County has launched a new campaign titled the “I Left The City Show.” The campaign is aimed at attracting Lone Eagles, people and entrepreneurs who live in large cities such as Toronto or...
Lowest unemployment rate
Have you seen the numbers for January? Our area has the lowest unemployment rate in Ontario. An unemployment rate is defined most basically as the percentage of the total labour force...
Do the math
If you've read previous blog posts I've written you'll notice that I have made a habit of contrasting the City of Toronto with Hastings County. A major focus has been real estate prices. ...
Ah yes... ...the long weekend is finally here! While we want to see some rain, one cannot complain about the sunny and hot weather. If you do, just pretend it's the middle of January....
Know More About Who Visits Hastings County
The most recent statistics available for visitation to Hastings County (including the Cities of Belleville and Quinte West) are now in from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Last year...
Happy Multiculturalism Day
In 1971, the government of Canada adopted a multiculturalism policy, and later on in November 2002, a Canadian Multiculturalism Day was identified on June 27 of each year.For as far as I can remember...
Lower costs in Hastings County
"Average detached Toronto home nears $1.2 million" says this recent Globe and Mail story. To compare, according to this report the average February, 2016 price for homes sold in the northern...
Young people flourishing in new start-ups
Jim Eadie authored an excellent story for Bancroft This Week recently that looks at some young entrepreneurs in our area. Take a look!
#HastingsBizChat: Home-Based Business Part 2
As a follow-up from our first Twitter #HastingsBizChat, we decided to focus the February discussion on home-based (HB) business again. Through the Enterprise Facilitation program, staff received...
Jobs, Jobs and more Jobs
It's hard to believe another Christmas and Holiday Season has come and gone. It's also hard to believe it's 2016!Nonetheless, the Holidays are often a time when "the kids" return home from...