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The East Hants Region’s Hub for Economic Development Updates

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news and events happening throughout the East Hants Region.

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

High Speed Internet

Update:  July 2018 East Hants continues to actively monitor opportunities to improve internet performance in our communities. In August of 2017, East Hants submitted its final proposal for the Federal… 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

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