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 - Spring 2022 Update

See below for some recent updates from each of Nova Scotia’s Regional Enterprise Networks. Regional Workforce Development Strategy Update The comprehensive Regional Workforce Development Strategy to address and provide recommendations to develop, attract and retain labour in the Annapolis Valley Region is complete and can be found on our website at https://www.valleyren.ca/projects-and-programs/regional-workforce-development-strategy/. The Valley REN is currently reaching out... Read more »

Nova Scotia's Regional Enterprise Networks - June/July 2021 Update

Nova Scotia's Regional Enterprise Networks - June/July 2021 Update

See below for some recent updates from each of Nova Scotia’s Regional Enterprise Networks. Electronic Mailing List to Identify Housing for Newcomer Healthcare ProfessionalsOne of the barriers to attracting and retaining healthcare professionals in Cape Breton – Unama’ki is and continues to be housing availability. In an effort to minimize this barrier, the Cape Breton... 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.