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

Nova Scotia's Regional Enterprise Networks - April/ May 2021 Update

Nova Scotia's Regional Enterprise Networks - April/ May 2021 Update

Discussion With Provincial Government Leaders On COVID-19 Restrictions And Supports With the surge in COVID-19 cases across Nova Scotia in April/May 2021, new required Public Health restrictions that affect our residents and our businesses had been announced by the Government of Nova Scotia. In response, Nova Scotia’s Regional Enterprise Networks, together with the Province of Nova Scotia,... Read more »

Nova Scotia’s Regional Enterprise Networks and Chambers of Commerce tapped to roll-out Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) Rapid Screening Consortium to workplaces across the province

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cape Breton Island, NS –The Cape Breton Partnership and Cape Breton’s two Regional Enterprise Networks, have partnered with the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce to roll-out the Creative Destruction Labs (CDL) Rapid Testing Consortium in Cape Breton-Unama’ki, a program being administered across the country by CDL... Read more »

October 2020 NSRENs Update

In Nova Scotia, Regional Enterprise Networks (RENs) are leading a collaborative approach to economic development and supporting business growth. Click here for some recent updates from each of Nova Scotia’s Regional Enterprise Networks for October 2020.

Cape Breton Partnership Kicks Off #CapeBretonFirst

As Cape Breton – Unama’ki’s private sector-led economic development organization, the Cape Breton Partnership is dusting off the well-known Think Cape Breton First brand, and launching #CapeBretonFirst, an Island-wide campaign to encourage Cape Bretoners to buy, eat, and stay local.