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

July 2020 NSRENs Update

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

Nova Scotia's Regional Enterprise Networks expand business support services; Introduce Virtual Adviser Program

Nova Scotia's Regional Enterprise Networks expand business support services; Introduce Virtual Adviser Program

In an effort to further assist Nova Scotia companies adjusting to the impacts of COVID-19, Nova Scotia's Regional Enterprise Networks have collaboratively partnered to expand their business support services by introducing a new Virtual Adviser Program.

2019 Partners for Progress Conference Held in Truro

2019 Partners for Progress Conference Held in Truro

The 2019 Partners for Progress Conference was held at the Holiday Inn in Truro on November 28-29. Over 154 people registered and attended the conference, representing REN staff, REN Directors and members of the Liaison Oversight Committees, Businesses, Municipal Representatives and Service Providers from across Nova Scotia.

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 »