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April 5, 2018

CBRM COUNCIL SEEKS NEW APPROACH TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

Originally posted and published by Sharon Montgomery-Dupe of the Cape Breton Post. Carla Arsenault, chief operating officer for the Cape Breton Partnership, said they continue to work with the CBRM on a number of initiatives including most recently the Smart Cities Roundtable and the Export Growth Service. “We look forward to reviewing the request for proposals and seeing what further role the Partnership can play in economic development with the CBRM,” Arsenault said. Click here to read the full story. Read more >
March 27, 2018

CANNABIS COMPANY CHOOSE RICHMOND COUNTY OVER SEVERAL SITES IN NOVA SCOTIA

Originally posted and published by Chris Shannon of the Cape Breton Post. ... The Municipality of Richmond County and the Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network, which is administered by the Cape Breton Partnership, assisted in promoting to Burton and Wilkie the benefits of setting up shop in the municipality. Jeff Stanley, Richmond County economic development officer for the enterprise network, said the mother and son team had been looking at various properties in the Truro area, Halifax and in Cape Breton. Three sites in Richmond County were pitched to Burton in a presentation by the Cape Breton Partnership in August. Burton… Read more >
March 23, 2018

FORMER SYDNEY ALDERMAN TAKES REINS AS CAO OF RICHMOND COUNTY

Originally posted and published by Nancy King of the Cape Breton Post. The county is experiencing the challenges common to all of Cape Breton — diminishing population and an aging demographic. Richmond County is a relatively small municipality but has had a history of launching some innovative programs, such as investing in physician recruitment and being the first municipality in Nova Scotia to mandate the use of clear garbage bags. It also has the distinction of having among the lowest property tax rates in the province. “We’re all focused on economic development, how can we move our regions forward, how can… Read more >
March 16, 2018

FORMER PM WILL TALK EXPORTS AT MEMBERTOU CONFERENCE

Originally posted and published by the Cape Breton Post. The full-day conference will bring together export-related government partners, organizations, and both current and future exporters to address the barriers of exporting products and services to national and international markets. The Think Export NOW (Navigating Opportunities Worldwide) conference is being held on Tuesday at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. The agenda includes various presentations, roundtable discussions, networking activities and interactive panels. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of Chrétien following his luncheon keynote address. “This event will offer business owners and employees a unique opportunity to hear directly… Read more >
March 16, 2018

FORMER PM CHRETIEN TO SPEAK AT C.B.’S THINK EXPORT NOW CONFERENCE

Originally posted and published by the Chronicle Herald. Former prime minister Jean Chrétien will be the guest speaker at the Think Export NOW conference at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre on Tuesday. The full-day conference will bring together export-related government partners, organizations, and both current and future exporters to address the barriers of exporting products and services to national and international markets. The agenda includes various presentations, roundtable discussions, networking activities and interactive panels. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of Chrétien following his luncheon keynote address. “This event will offer business owners and employees a unique… Read more >
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