This highly attractive investment location has a strong and vibrant business climate of local, regional and international companies operating across a diverse range of sectors. The Region boasts a large population and younger talent base, excellent educational facilities and above all a great place to live.
The Region, which includes the communities of Enfield, Elmsdale, Lantz, Milford, Shubenacadie and Nine Mile River, has a population of 13,741. There are several Business Parks located in the Region, which are home to many regional and international businesses, including Shawmut Equipment; Alantra Leasing, Fisher Transport; Casey Concrete; Omega Formwork; and International Telecom. The Corridor is also host to a number of resource based manufacturing companies like the Shaw Group, Elmsdale Lumber, Goodfellow and Elmsdale Landscaping.
The centrality of the region offers businesses an excellent array of high quality property solutions, highlighted by cost effective commercial land; access to rail, road and air; and an established track record in attracting investments across industry sectors.
The Corridor Region has a highly educated workforce, due to its close proximity to world-class post secondary institutions in Nova Scotia, with a combined enrollment of over 55,000 (2016/2017) and approximately 15,000 graduates each year (2012-2017). The Corridor labourforce is highlighted by concentrations of occupations in Trades and Transportation; Sales and Service; and Business and Finance.
Excellent infrastructure and close proximity to Halifax in the South, with access to the Halifax International Airport, three international ports, and the CN Rail Main Line, provide the Corridor Region with a very strong value proposition for business clients. The area also has the potential for international telecommunication links through Dark Fibre infrastructure connecting the Corridor Region to North America and Europe.
The Corridor is your escape from big city life, with the added benefit of competitive housing prices and reduced traffic congestion from Halifax. Short commute times and easy access to amenities are an added incentive for many residents. New recreation facilities under construction, including an aquatic centre and numerous parks and trails, make it a very attractive region to live in.
Business in the Corridor Region
Explore the current business landscape and whats happening in the Corridor area
New Commercial Lots For Sale in the Elmsdale Business Park
February 20, 2020 East Hants has completed Phase 6 of the Elmsdale Business Park expansion. This project has added 19 new commercial lots to the business park to help meet… Full story
Mainstreet Vision for Nova Scotia Communities
Supporting placemaking, walkability, economic activity and design of the central roads and nearby spaces in our communities. About East Hants is participating in the Developing a Mainstreeting Vision for Small… Full story
Elmsdale Business Park Expansion
The Elmsdale Business Park Expansion is a development of new fully serviced commercial land, aimed at attracting growing and expanding businesses, locally and regionally, in Atlantic Canada. About The Elmsdale… Full story
Road Construction Starting in Elmsdale Business Park
Construction Start Date Road construction for the Elmsdale Business Park Expansion is scheduled to start on June 24th (dependent on good weather to enable the on-site work to begin). Dexter… Full story
Road Construction Contract Awarded
The road construction contract for the new Business Park expansion in Elmsdale was awarded to Dexter Construction Company Ltd. on April 26th. This expansion of the Elmsdale Business Park includes… Full story
New Exit 8 A Lantz Interchange Started
Lantz Connector Road Work has started on the Exit 8 A connector road in Lantz. The connector road will run from the new Exit 8 A interchange on Highway 102… Full story