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Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network

The Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network (CBREN) is a collaborative effort between the Province of Nova Scotia (through the Department of Municipal Affairs) and the region’s partnering municipalities. CBREN activities are delivered by the Cape Breton Partnership with oversight from a private-sector board of directors. The CBREN’s areas of focus include regional economic development, championing business growth, leveraging local knowledge, and overseeing the management of the Land and Asset Database. The partnering municipalities are:

  • Eskasoni First Nation
  • The Municipality of the County of Inverness
  • Membertou First Nation
  • The Municipality of the County of Richmond
  • The Municipality of the County of Victoria
  • We’koqma’q First Nation
  • The Town of Port Hawkesbury
  • Wagmatcook First Nation

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Cape Breton Regional Municipality Regional Enterprise Network

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality Regional Enterprise Network (CBRM REN) is a collaborative effort between the Province of Nova Scotia (through the Department of Municipal Affairs) and the CBRM. CBRM REN activities are delivered by the Cape Breton Partnership with oversight from a private-sector board of directors. The CBRM REN’s areas of focus include regional economic development, championing business growth, leveraging local knowledge, and overseeing the management of the Land and Asset Database.

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Cumberland Business Connector

The Cumberland Business Connector is a business-led not for profit organization. Their focus is to foster a strong business environment in order to strengthen Cumberland County by removing barriers to business and connecting businesses with the resources they need to be successful. The Connector’s mandate follows three key pillars: influencing all levels of government to drive economic development, assisting and supporting existing businesses in Cumberland County, and working with youth to create a job-ready workforce. Our funding partners include:

  • Town of Amherst
  • Town of Oxford
  • The Municipality of the County of Cumberland

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Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network

The Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network was established in 2018 and includes the following regional partners:

  • Pictou Landing First Nation
  • Municipality of the County of Pictou
  • The Town of New Glasgow
  • The Town of Pictou
  • The Town of Stellarton
  • The Town of Trenton
  • The Town of Westville

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Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity

Established in December 2017, the Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity is a fresh, new organization driving economic development in the Colchester region of Nova Scotia. The group, utilizing a regional approach, represents business and community leaders who want to grow the region through small business support and community development. The Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity focuses on business growth, entrepreneurship, promoting Colchester, investor readiness, and economic immigration. Funding partners include:

  • Town of Truro
  • Town of Stewiacke
  • Municipality of the County of Colchester
  • Millbrook First Nation
  • Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce

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Valley Regional Enterprise Network

The Valley Regional Enterprise Network (Valley REN) works in collaboration with our municipal and First Nation partners and the Province of Nova Scotia to create better solutions to support increased business activity, population growth, workforce development and investment. Together with the Province, our partners provide oversight to the Valley REN Board of Directors, which is led by the regional business community. Our regional partners are:

  • Glooscap First Nation
  • The Municipality of the County of Kings
  • The Municipality of the District of West Hants
  • Town of Berwick
  • Town of Kentville
  • Town of Middleton
  • Town of Windsor
  • Town of Wolfville.

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Western Regional Enterprise Network

The Western Regional Enterprise Network (Western REN) works with existing regional firms to identify and overcome business challenges. With a proactive approach, the Western REN focuses on innovative and sustainable opportunities in the region’s wealth of natural resources. Its member municipalities are:

  • Municipality of the District of Argyle
  • Municipality of the District of Barrington
  • Municipality of the District of Clare
  • Municipality of the District of Digby
  • Municipality of the District of Yarmouth
  • Town of Digby
  • Town of Yarmouth

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