Introduction

The South Shore region is characterized by bold Atlantic coastline and unique rural communities that dot the countryside.

The regional population is approximately 65,000, and an estimated 32,510 of those people in the labour force. Nationally and internationally, Nova Scotia is known as the "Education Province" of Canada, providing the South Shore with access to some of the best and brightest people in the world and providing a highly skilled and motivated workforce for a wide range of business.

From manufacturing and forestry to renewable energy, tourism and the creative economy, the region combines the traditional industries connected to the land and sea with modern industries to create a dynamic not found in many economies.

map between halifax shelburne2The region is ideally positioned to take advantage of spin-off opportunities created by the Irving Shipbuilding contracts. With a $25 billion federal combat vessel shipbuilding contract awarded to the Halifax Shipyard (and repair work happening at Shelburne Ship Repair) the South Shore is positioned to be in the "ship building and repair corridor" between the two locations. The sheer size and longevity of the contract bodes well for developing workforce strategies such as "Live Here – Work There."

The South Shore offers a real business advantage:

  • lower tax rates
  • a skilled and motivated workforce
  • close proximity to Atlantic Canada's largest port and
  • airport and opportunities to work within a diverse supply chain.

We also offer "real face time", the ability to sit down with people involved in business services to discuss tax incentives, commercial industrial property, human resource questions, exporting options and any other business questions that may encourage you to relocate here. Contact us for questions or . . . better yet . . . arrange a site visit. We specialize in giving grand tours of the South Shore.

Come for a visit. Stay for a lifetime.