How we help

From entrepreneurial start-ups to small business growth and expansion and business investment, East Hants Economic & Business Development provides support to help you live, work and invest in East Hants.


The East Hants Economic & Business Development team strives to create a healthy and thriving business environment. Strong businesses in our community provide locally-produced goods and a wide variety of services to East Hants and surrounding areas. These businesses create employment opportunities for our residents and their taxes support essential programs and services such as schools, roads, and emergency services. In the end, it results in an affordable, sustainable community and an exceptional quality of life. We work in collaboration with our partners, so that we can meet the needs and advance the interest of business, industry and communities.


How can we help?

Devoted to economic and business development, it is our mission to leverage opportunities for entrepreneurs like you. Our purpose is to support business by:

  • Facilitating introductions to business leaders, customers and potential partners in our community
  • Supporting local business retention and expansion opportunities
  • Providing connections to export development supports
  • Providing legal, tax and accounting connections to help grow your business
  • Providing connections to workforce development supports
  • Providing information on business and residential real estate opportunities
  • Providing information on available provincial, federal and other incentives
  • Facilitating collaboration, partnership, information exchange and professional events

To learn more contact Economic and Business Development