Supporting economic development in our regions.

In Nova Scotia, Regional Enterprise Networks (RENs) are leading a collaborative approach to economic development and supporting business growth outside the capital city (Halifax Regional Municipality).

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Strengthening Regional Economies

Municipalities, First Nations, the Province of Nova Scotia, and the business community are all working together through the REN model, to strengthen regional economies.

Regional Actions - Collective Impact

Regional Enterprise Networks are business-led and business-facing organization. Each REN builds on the strengths and values of their region, through a collaborative approach to economic development.
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Common Toolbox - Uncommon Results

Sharing tools and activities across the RENs is an effective use of resources. Each REN tailors their applications to best serve their regional needs. All RENs are engaged in core activities, including:

● Delivering BusinessNow services to support local businesses

● Preparing local governments and businesses for increased regional investments

● Generating business-climate data and economic research to serve our regions

2019 Partners for Progress Conference: Nov. 26-27

The 2019 Partners for Progress Conference has been rescheduled for November 26-27 at the Holiday Inn, Truro, NS.

Partners for Progress 2018

On September 5 & 6, 2018, more than 120 people gathered at the Digby Pines Resort from points all across Nova Scotia. The facilitated gathering of Regional Enterprise Network (REN) partners and stakeholders focused on breaking down ‘silos’, honestly examining lessons learned, and re-invigorating ongoing efforts to bring prosperity to regional Nova Scotia. A balance... Read more »

Request for Proposals - Municipal Investment Readiness: Phase 2

Request for Proposals - Municipal Investment Readiness: Phase 2

The Eastern-Strait Regional Enterprise Network (ESREN) and its municipal partners (Municipality of the County of Antigonish, Municipality of the District of Guysborough, Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s, Town of Port Hawkesbury and Town of Antigonish) recently completed Phase 1 of its Investment Readiness work which identified and mapped regional investment assets so that we as partners can respond quickly to investment inquiries with the best information available.

Cape Breton Partnership Hires new President & CEO

Cape Breton Partnership Hires new President & CEO

The Cape Breton Partnership has announced that Carla Arsenault is the successful candidate in a recent competition to fill the organization’s role of President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Valley REN names new CEO

The Valley Regional Entreprise Network (REN) has a new chief executive officer. Deborah Dennis, originally from Toronto, comes to the REN after spending more than 25 years honing her skills in international business and marketing communications.