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Road Construction Starting in Elmsdale Business Park

Construction Start Date Road construction for the Elmsdale Business Park Expansion is scheduled to start on June 24th (dependent on good weather to enable the on-site work to begin). Dexter… Full story

Road Construction Contract Awarded

The road construction contract for the new Business Park expansion in Elmsdale was awarded to Dexter Construction Company Ltd. on April 26th. This expansion of the Elmsdale Business Park includes… Full story

New Exit 8 A Lantz Interchange Started

Lantz Connector Road Work has started on the Exit 8 A connector road in Lantz. The connector road will run from the new Exit 8 A interchange on Highway 102… Full story

Mount Uniacke Business Park Expansion

Land Clearing Notice – Mount Uniacke Business Park Land clearing is almost complete to enable the expansion of the Uniacke Business Park. G & R Kelly Enterprises Ltd. completed the… Full story

Land Clearing Notice – Mount Uniacke Business Park

East Hants recently awarded a land clearing contract that will enable the completion of a detailed design for the expansion of the Mount Uniacke Business Park. G & R Kelly… Full story

High Speed Internet

About The Municipality of East Hants is committed to helping to improve internet access throughout our community. We know that having a strong internet network will help to grow our… Full story

2018 Reverse Trade Show

  Connect your business with Public Sector Purchasing The Reverse Trade Show is a great opportunity for manufacturers, consultants, contractors, and resellers to make connections with public entity buyers.  Structured… Full story

Open House & Public Information Meeting – Shaw Group Limited

The Municipality of East Hants will be holding an Open House and Public Information Meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, regarding the following matter: Development Agreement – A proposal from The… Full story

Business For Good

Giant Adirondack Chairs manufactured by CCOA Wood Products are used by Sobeys in multiple Atlantic Canadian Locations. Photo provided by the East Hants and Districts Chamber of Commerce. April 2018… Full story

Sales and Marketing Workshops

The East Hants Economic and Business Department is excited to partner with Digital Nova Scotia to host two FREE Sales and Marketing workshops.  If you are looking to increase your… Full story

Elmsdale Business Park Advertising Opportunity

ELMSDALE BUSINESS PARK PYLON SIGN Registration is now Closed! Please email to be added to the waitlist. The Elmsdale Business Park Pylon Sign is located on a prime location… Full story

Think Export Information Session Elmsdale

Are you a business thinking about exporting? Join us for a FREE information session as we explore export – the benefits, hurdles and myths and learn about the resources and assistance available for businesses. East Hants is… Full story

Innovation in East Hants

Updated July 2017 “First of its kind”, ” New sustainable products”, “World-record setting Event”, “Innovation in East Hants”. Innovative people and businesses in East Hants are making these words a… Full story

Incentive Programs for Small Businesses

Small and medium sized companies (SMEs) make up 97.4% of all businesses in Nova Scotia.  We have identified three incentive programs to help launch your small business into the next… Full story

CIRA Internet Performance Test

How fast is your Internet? Probably not fast enough. With your help, i-Valley / East Hants funding applications to the federal and provincial governments will be successful and enable tangible infrastructure… Full story

Distance matters in a development’s success

March 1st, 2017 by Graham Scott Recently Alexander Martonik of ESRI wrote a post for The Business Journals on How 5 miles makes a difference in a development’s success.  In this post he… Full story

East Hants Smart Community Survey Results

East Hants has received the amalgamated analysis report from the i-CAST smart community survey. Thanks to the 132 people who completed the survey.  The results show broad areas of perceived… Full story

Millennials, Adventure, and Economy

November 17th, 2016 by Tyler Mattheis.  Feature Image Credit: Bruce Kirkby,    Attracting Millennials, growing communities’ economies, and learning from true-life adventures were all topics at the Economic Developers Association (EDAC)… Full story

Small Business, Big Impact

Small businesses are a big deal October 16th to 22nd is Small Business Week® in Canada, a week where we celebrate entrepreneurs and small business owners – for good reason.  Self-employed,… Full story

The Road More Travelled

September 29th, 2016 by Tyler Mattheis and James Hardy – Altus Group Ltd. Many businesses and land developers actively seek affordable commercial land with easy access to two or four lane highways. … Full story