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

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.

September 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 September 2020.

Cumberland County shows there are plenty of jobs

Cumberland County shows there are plenty of jobs

Source: Saltwire.com: Aug 31, 2020 AMHERST – The grass is not always greener on the other side. It’s an old adage, but one Cumberland County business leaders are trying to get through to their employees and those who may be entering the job market for the first time. Several manufacturers in the county have joined... Read more »