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November 14, 2019

CAPE BRETON PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHES VICTORIA COUNTY HOUSING SURVEY

(Cape Breton, NS) – The Cape Breton Partnership and the Municipality of the County of Victoria have partnered to launch a survey to collect data on the area’s housing and rental market. The survey, focusing on both current residents and people who may be interested in moving to Victoria County, asks a number of questions about housing style preferences, necessary senior housing specifications, demographic information, communities to focus on, and more. The Cape Breton Partnership and the Municipality of the County of Victoria believe the results will be valuable for both public and private housing projects. “As the Island’s private… Read more >
November 8, 2019

CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY INTRODUCES COMMERCIAL TAX INCENTIVE TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

(CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY, NS) - The Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) has introduced a commercial tax incentive to promote downtown revitalization and business park development.   In September 2018, a CBRM tax incentive bylaw was adopted by Council to enable commercial in prescribed areas time to become viable in a low-tax environment. Following development or renovations , properties with an incremental tax assessment growth over $100,000 are now eligible for up to ten years of tax reductions, while incremental tax assessment growth of less than $100,000 are now eligible for up to five years of tax reductions. Total tax reductions… Read more >
October 29, 2019

2019 BUSINESS YOUTH SYMPOSIUM ABOUT KEEPING OUR YOUTH IN CAPE BRETON

(Baddeck, Cape Breton Island) - Over 80 high school students and 30 business representatives from across Cape Breton met in Baddeck today for the 2019 Business Youth Symposium. Hosted by the Cape Breton Partnership, in collaboration with the Business Education Council and Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the 2019 Business Youth Symposium is a day-long event meant to expand Cape Breton youth’s awareness about career opportunities on the Island. “When I was a high school student in Cape Breton, the message was that once you graduated you would have to go off island to further your education… Read more >
October 2, 2019

THE CAPE BRETON PARTNERSHIP WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU

(Cape Breton, NS) – The landscape of Cape Breton-Unama’ki is changing. Innovative new businesses are appearing across the island, the international student population is growing at unprecedented rates, and traditional industries such as seafood and tourism are providing renewed energy and growth. There is a sense of optimism in the air and we need a strategy to guide us towards a prosperous future for Cape Breton-Unama’ki. As the Island’s private sector-led economic development organization, the Cape Breton Partnership is leading the development of an Island-wide economic and population growth strategy to help our region work together to grow Cape Breton-Unama’ki.… Read more >
October 1, 2019

MUNICIPALITY & CAPE BRETON PARTNERSHIP LAUNCH CHÉTICAMP HOUSING SURVEY

CHÉTICAMP, NS – The Municipality of the County of Inverness and the Cape Breton Partnership have worked together to launch a survey looking for data regarding the Chéticamp housing and rental market. The survey asks questions about housing style preferences, necessary senior housing specifications, demographic information and more. It is targeted towards both current Chéticamp residents and people who may be interested in living in the rural Acadian fishing village or the surrounding area, The Municipality and the Cape Breton Partnership believe the results will be valuable for both public and private housing projects. Additional surveys will be developed for… Read more >
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