The Kingston Economic Development Corporation, as the marketing and business development arm for the City of Kingston, is committed to the key issue of long-term economic sustainability for the City. The Kingston Economic Development Corporation’s collective success is based on the pursuit of business development opportunities and their resulting economic impact on our community.
Founded in 1997, the Corporation´s mission is to ensure that Kingston remains a world-class city by supporting economic growth and investment. We do that by helping Kingston become the destination of choice for businesses who seek to enhance their success in a progressive business environment. The Kingston Economic Development Corporation provides direct support to local companies requiring assistance in securing government funding, labour force support or government liaison. We work closely with site selectors in attracting new businesses with local real estate opportunities, including municipally owned industrial lands. The Kingston Economic Development Corporation oversees The Small Business Development Centre, a provincially funded small business enterprise centre which provides resources, consultations and professional development for emerging and existing small businesses.
Tourism Kingston, a division of The Kingston Economic Development Corporation, works to ensure that Kingston remains a world class city by supporting tourism marketing and development. Tourism Kingston has a vital role to play in the continuing economic success and development of the City of Kingston and makes a significant contribution to the economic and social vitality of the community. The flow of visitors has tremendous potential to enhance job and wealth creation in the city, while contributing to the quality of life for all residents. To develop and enhance this sector, we work with partners to develop a strategic, coordinated approach. Our community partners are the driving force behind the great ideas and are the people helping to make Kingston such an exciting place to visit.
The Kingston Economic Development Corporation’s vision is worldwide, but our focus is always on Kingston. We believe that Kingston can build upon its history of excellence and prove that it is a city second to none for business and tourism growth, investment and jobs.