Cape Breton Island, NS – An initiative of the Cape Breton Partnership will be visiting communities across the Island in September and October to speak with businesses about exporting. Round table discussions will be targeted toward businesses looking to begin exporting as well as experienced exporters who want to enter new markets, identifying and discussing what businesses need for support and readiness during the Export Growth Service Town Hall sessions.

The Think Export N.O.W. (Navigating Opportunities Worldwide) – Export Growth Service is a two-year pilot program managed by the Cape Breton Partnership with the goal of having more small and medium sized businesses begin exporting their products and services outside of the province. This program was developed through cooperation with the private sector, all levels of government, educational institutions, and First Nations. The development team guiding the project consists of five agencies including Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Nova Scotia Business Inc., the Business Development Bank of Canada, Nova Scotia Community College, and the Cape Breton Partnership.

“The Export Growth Service Town Halls will give businesses the opportunity to come together to discuss and explore the opportunities of exporting,” said Carla Arsenault, President and CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “These town halls will ensure companies will become informed about export opportunities, become knowledgeable of export or web delivered training, and become aware of financial supports capable of assisting in exporting.”

The Town Hall sessions will be held at various locations across the Island throughout September and early October. For the full list of dates, times, and locations, visit

If you are interested in attending the Export Growth Service Town Halls, Please contact our Export Representative to RSVP at or phone 902-217-3056.

Media Contact:
Carla Arsenault, President & CEO
Cape Breton Partnership