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

Partners for Progress Conference

September 5-6, 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.

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

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.