Key Economic Sectors

East Hants has a diverse, modern economy in the Halifax Region. Our team is ready to help you bring your new business in these, or other, sectors to our community, and to help you identify tools necessary to grow your business here.

Retail Market Analysis

About The East Hants Retail Market Analysis Report identifies the current retail inventory and the Retail Trade Area that East Hants serves. The Report also defines the retail spending profile across… 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


Agriculture is one of the largest economic sectors in East Hants. More than 140 farms valued at $126,339,600 call East Hants home. In terms of land and capital, agriculture is… 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


Commercial land is affordable and available in East Hants.  Our competitive costs, available skilled workforce, and growing communities and business parks continue to support and attract both small and large… Full story


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