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).
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
The Partners for Progress conference is held annually with a focus on bringing together leaders and employees across all Regional Enterprise Networks, as well as…
See below for some recent updates from each of Nova Scotia’s Regional Enterprise Networks. Employment Innovation Symposium for Employers and Managers a success On November 25, 2021, together with Navigate Startup House, the Cape Breton Partnership co-presented the Employment Innovation Symposium for Employers & Managers at the Holiday Inn Sydney. The symposium featured presentations and discussion on... Read more »
See below for some recent updates from each of Nova Scotia’s Regional Enterprise Networks. Reimagine. Rebuild. Revive. Cape Breton Partnership launches local infrastructure-focused campaignAs a number of major public infrastructure projects get underway in Cape Breton, the Cape Breton Partnership is proud to be launching the Building Tomorrow campaign.Developed in collaboration with partners at the Nova Scotia... Read more »
Nova Scotia – Hurricane Fiona’s impact has been substantial throughout the Atlantic region, on both residents and businesses. To help develop the supports that businesses need the most, the local business community is being asked to share their experiences and needs. Through discussions with both the Federal and Provincial governments on how best to provide support locally,... Read more »
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 »