Regional Enterprise Networks


The Cape Breton Partnership administers two regional enterprise networks in Cape Breton.

CAPE BRETON REGIONAL ENTERPRISE NETWORK (CBREN)

The Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network (CBREN) is administered by the Cape Breton Partnership in partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia, through the Department of Inclusive Economic Growth, and the Municipalities of the Counties of Victoria, Richmond, & Inverness; the First Nation Communities of Membertou, Eskasoni, We’koqma’q, & Wagmatcook; and the Town of Port Hawkesbury.

The CBREN is funded by each of the municipal units and the provincial government, and is overseen by a board of directors. The network’s primary goals are to support the development and attraction of new businesses, and the retention and expansion of existing businesses.

Staff are based across the region in Baddeck, Port Hood, Arichat, and Port Hawkesbury.

The current Board of the CBREN includes:

  • Allan Eddy, Port Hawkesbury Paper
  • Osborne Burke, Victoria Co-op Fisheries
  • Monica McCarthy, East Coast Credit Union
  • Jen Ryan, Quincy Street Market
  • Jennifer Martin, Membertou First Nation

CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY REGIONAL ENTERPRISE NETWORK (CBRM REN)

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality Regional Enterprise Network (CBRM REN) is administered by the Cape Breton Partnership in partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia, through the Department of Inclusive Economic Growth.

The CBRM REN is funded by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality and provincial government and is overseen by a board of directors.

The CBRM REN’s primary goals are to support the development and attraction of new businesses, and the retention and expansion of existing businesses.

Staff are based out of Sydney.

The current Board of the CBRM REN includes:

  • Tracey Boutilier, Vibe Creative Group
  • Brad Jacobs, Colbourne Auto Group
  • Damien Barry, Louisbourg Seafoods
  • Howie Doiron, Lindsay Construction
  • James Wooder, JBW Consulting