Key Sectors

East Hants is one of the fastest growing regions in Atlantic Canada, with a diverse mix of industries, sectors and businesses that can help fuel your growth.

A strong manufacturing base, a retail service sector, transportation and warehousing, an emerging health care industry, and an experienced and expanding workforce pipeline, help grow a number of industries and clusters in the region.


Retail Market Analysis

The East Hants retail market is growing into a strong self-sufficient market with over 400,000 sq ft of retail space, a 3.3% vacancy, and a spending profile of almost $300… Full story


A history of business success in manufacturing and some of the longest established businesses in Nova Scotia help drive industry growth in the region. Our cost advantages, connected location and… Full story

Transportation & Logistics

In East Hants, your business has the transportation access you need to get your products to market, or to bring your customer’s goods to their final destination. East Hants has rail access… Full story


East Hants’ diverse agribusiness industry is a significant contributor to the local economy. Our rich history of agricultural businesses continues to play an important role in shaping the economic and… Full story


Natural beauty, the Bay of Fundy, and proximity to Halifax create excellent opportunities for tourism sector growth in East Hants. In East Hants, successful businesses operating in this sector include… Full story


Energy is both an important business cost consideration and a business opportunity in East Hants. Full story


Forestry is one of the largest industries in East Hants. Home to vast tracts of forests, access to markets, and significant processing capabilities, there are many opportunities for success. Major forestry… Full story


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