Investment Attraction Program
Investing in a new commercial location raises all sorts of concerns. Every company, entrepreneur, and investor has unique requirements for selecting a location. That is why the East Hants Business Development Team offers comprehensive support, every step of the way, to achieve a smooth, fast and successful set-up of new business operations in East Hants.
We seek out interested investors and respond rapidly to requests, providing location and market intelligence, connections and support to help businesses make the best investment decision.
Our responsive and confidential service covers a range of needs, including:
- Rapid response to all company inquiries and requests for information
- Support and guidance on commercial property options and market intelligence
- Fast track introduction to Municipal Planning and Development supports
- Commercial property location and relocation services
- Utility information and costs
- Connection to local investors, investment opportunities, franchise opportunities, or franchisees
- Navigating government permits and regulations
- Connections to productivity and innovation programs to increase revenue
- Connections to financing, R&D, workforce, export and other available incentives and supports
How the Program works:
Talk to Our Team
The first step is to get in touch with our Business Development Officers. We will learn what you need to make the best investment decision, and then get to work providing information, a list of potential sites, connections or other assistance.
The next step, if it hasn’t happened already, is to meet so that we can learn about your business and your goals, discuss challenges you have, and identify opportunities that you want to take advantage of. We can meet in person, by phone or video chat.
Find Locations and Opportunities
Once your needs are assessed, our Team goes to work for you. Using our local knowledge, connections and data products, we will identify commercial properties, potential partnerships, investment opportunities or other information that will help you make a confident investment decision in East Hants.
Once you have engaged with us, we will help put together an itinerary for visiting site locations, important connections, and relevant areas. This will be based on when you are here, the time you have, your project, needs, interests, and concerns.
Asking the right people the right questions is key to success. We will make connections, provide information and put you directly in touch with the appropriate people, programs and supports available in our region to help you succeed. And depending on your needs, we stay in touch with you as you work with our referral partners.
It’s our job to help you sort through all the details, so you can make the best investment decision for your company. We will help you find utility and telecom information, navigate building and development permit applications, provide connections to immigration and visas and other regulatory compliance needed for you to locate your business here with confidence.
Once the site visit is completed we will help you finalize your investment choice and development proposal. When you give the green light, everything swings into action to get you up and running in East Hants. Depending on the company and the project this can take as little as 6 to 10 weeks from the first contact to your company being up and running from their new Atlantic Canadian base in East Hants.
We don’t just leave you on your own. Our team continues to provide support in your investment journey. We can assist with your market entry, local advertising and media connections and introduce you to the East Hants business community to ensure you get the most value from your decision to locate in East Hants.
For more information on how East Hants will work for your business or investment, Contact us or complete the form below.