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

Partners for Progress Conference

TBD, September 2018 - The Partners for Progress Conference brings together private and public sector partners involved in the REN model to identify key areas for improved strategic economic development.

Valley REN names new 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.

Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity Hires New CEO

Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity Hires New CEO

The Board of the Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity is pleased to announce it has recruited its new CEO. Brennan Gillis, a resident of Valley, joined the organization on Jan. 8, to begin ramping up the work of the newly formed Partnership.

Cape Breton Partnership and UNSM Complete Second Mission with Vietnamese Association

Cape Breton Partnership and UNSM Complete Second Mission with Vietnamese Association

Representatives from the Cape Breton Partnership recently returned from the second mission to Vietnam as part of the Partnerships for Municipal Innovation: Local Economic Development (PMI-LED) project.

ESREN Launches Innovative Tool for Responding to Investor Inquiries

ESREN Launches Innovative Tool for Responding to Investor Inquiries

The Eastern-Strait Regional Enterprise Network took another solid step today toward getting the region ready for investment with the launch of its Economic Development Investment Mapper (EDIM) in Sherbrooke, NS.