Reports


Barriers to Indigenous Female Entrepreneurs in Cape Breton – Unama’ki & Enhancing Entrepreneurial Supports for Women Living and Working in Cape Breton

In 2018, the Cape Breton Partnership undertook two research studies regarding women in entrepreneurship in Cape Breton and the barriers to success they face. One study looked at the female population at large in Cape Breton – Unama’ki, and one focused specifically on Indigenous female entrepreneurs in Cape Breton – Unama’ki.

In partnership with Status of Women Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia, extensive research was conducted across the island, culminating in the two reports, Barriers to Indigenous Female Entrepreneurs in Cape Breton – Unama’ki & Enhancing Entrepreneurial Supports for Women Living and Working in Cape Breton.

The culture of female entrepreneurship in Cape Breton has renewed life and mobilization. There is demand from this subsection of the population to be seen and heard and our hope is that these research studies will support changes that will reduce or remove barriers to improve the entrepreneurship experience for females on Cape Breton – Unama’ki.


Retail Market Analysis – Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Fowler Bauld & Mitchell Ltd. was commissioned by the National Trust for Canada to conduct a Retail Market Analysis for Downtown Sydney and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality . The study was carried out over the period of January to April 2020.

The objective of this study is to determine new retail business and
investment opportunities in the CBRM’s retail areas. This is firstly achieved by thoroughly documenting Downtown Sydney and the CBRM’s current retail inventory. The next step estimates the realistic retail Trade Areas for Sydney and other retail areas (Sydney River, North Sydney, Sydney Mines, Glace Bay, New Waterford) serve and the retail expenditure profile across various retail categories/store types as an indication of retail inflow/outflow and opportunities therein that retail areas could potentially pursue. The end result is to fill gaps and bolster the local retail market by retaining or attracting greater market share of resident and visitor spending in the community.

Downtown Sydney Retail Market & Positioning Strategy

Fowler Bauld & Mitchell Ltd. was commissioned by the National Trust for Canada to conduct a Retail Market Analysis for Downtown Sydney and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. The study was carried out over the period of January to April 2020.

The objective of this study is to thoroughly document Downtown Sydney’s current retail inventory. The next step estimates the realistic Retail Trade Areas that Downtown Sydney and other Sydney retail areas serve and the retail expenditure profile across various retail categories/store types as an indication of retail inflow/outflow and opportunities therein that retail areas could potentially pursue. The end result is to fill gaps and bolster the local retail market by retaining or attracting greater market share of resident and visitor spending in the community.