The Economic Development Department is your partner for growth.

Support for local business:

  • Solutions for your growth: We can help answer all your questions and provide your company with the information you need.
  • Government assistance: Let us refer you to the appropriate departments to access programs to help your business flourish.
  • Marketing: We can facilitate access to affordable marketing and promotional media to increase awareness of your business.
  • Support networks: We can help you establish connections with other business leaders within the community.
  • Entrepreneurship support: Whether you’re exploring ideas for a business or trying to grow your business, we can help.
  • Business expansion: We can source the information and contacts necessary for you to expand your business beyond the province or internationally.

Support for investors:

  • Site visits: See The District for yourself. We will set up a visit / tour that includes meetings with other business leaders and local government officials.
  • Data: The Department offers business / residential data to companies wanting to make informed investment decisions.
  • Site selection support: Economic Development can help you find the right commercial space for your company by leveraging our strong relationships with real estate professionals across the community.
  • Regional initiatives: Through partnerships we can support any regional development initiatives.

Interested in expanding in the district?

We’re here to answer all your questions.

Dave Waters
Director, Economic Development

Phone: 902-530-3043 or 902-521-5945

Mark Strickland
Business Development Officer

Phone: 902-530-2325