Business News

High Speed Internet

April 10th, 2017 Many residents and businesses over the past year at various community meetings have commented on the challenges they have had with loading times, coverage and reliability of… Full story

Product Innovation, Marketing and Sales – Free Business Workshop

Have you ever thought about creating and launching a new product or service? If you answered yes, register below for this free workshop and spend the morning of April 20th… 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

Webinar: How Smart Buildings help Future Proof Your Investment

Free WEBINAR Trends in Development:  East Hants invites local developers, businesses, real estate professionals, investors, and the public to take advantage of this free learning opportunity brought to you by… 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

Outcomes of the August 25th 2016 Smart Valley Meeting

(August 26th) Event Recap and Thank-You to Participants from i-Valley: Read the full report:  Smart Valley Meeting Outcomes Report [PDF – 1.25MB] At “Creating Prosperity Through Smart Annapolis Valley Communities,”  the… Full story

Do I Need Market Research?

August 24th, 2016 by Tyler Mattheis   Short answer?  Yes. Wise entrepreneurs, like carpenters, know to measure twice and cut once. Business is based on calculated risk.  Starting, expanding, moving or re-inventing… Full story

East Hants Smart Community Survey

 (October 2016):  Smart Community Survey Closed The East Hants Smart Community Survey is now closed. This survey was conducted by i-CANADA on behalf of the Municipality of East Hants Thank you to the… Full story

Rural Broadband Update July 2016

Smart East Hants / Rural Broadband Status Update Municipal Council received an information report on the status of municipal efforts to improve “Broadband” as articulated in the Economic Development Plan… Full story

Branching Out has new owner

Branching Out Natural Parenting and Living is entering a new phase of business with a change in ownership. Tammie Isenor acquired the retail and on-line store from previous owner Jessica… Full story

Smart Community Meeting: Thursday, August 25, 2016

The idea of developing “Smart Communities” in Nova Scotia will be discussed by elected community leaders from Kings, Annapolis, Digby and Hants Counties on the morning of August 25th, 2016 in… Full story

Berry’s Furniture expanding to Elmsdale Business Park

Elmsdale, NS (August 10, 2016)  – Berry’s Furniture has selected Elmsdale for the site of it’s new furniture store. The company has begun construction on a 26,000 sqft facility located… Full story

Is Location Diminishing in Importance?

July 11 , 2016 by Kim MacDonald Over 25 years ago renowned Harvard professor Michael Porter (1980) theorized on company success and site selection based on the traditional view of… Full story

Shawmut Selects East Hants for 2nd Canadian Location

Shawmut Equipment, specializing in cranes and other heavy construction equipment, has chosen the Elmsdale Business Park for their second Canadian location. “East Hants is excited to welcome Shawmut Equipment to… Full story