Reasons to invest:

  • Affordable and available land
  • Loyal workforce
  • Low cost of doing business
  • Proximity to Eastern Seaboard USA
  • Healthy Start-up Economy
  • Ferry connections to USA and New Brunswick
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Existing Industries

The economy of the area is based on natural resource industries – ranging from fishing and seafood processing to specialized agriculture. The region is also a strategic transportation hub connecting Nova Scotia to New Brunswick via the Digby ferry and Portland, Maine via the Yarmouth ferry.

Traditional Industries

Emerging Industries

  • Fish & Seafood Harvesting and Processing
  • Forestry
  • Wood Products Manufacturing
  • Agriculture & Agri-Food
  • Tourism
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  • Information Technology & Geomatics
  • Aquaculture (offshore & onshore)
  • Locally grown & home-based businesses

Opportunities to invest:

  • Succession investments in existing and successful businesses
  • Value adding natural resource products before export
  • Renewable energy (R&D, Supply, Service)

Western Region Investors

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 Curious about what the Western Region has to offer your business?

For more information about the Western Region, check our Regional Economic Profile.

For more specific inquiries, contact CEO LeBlanc at