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 was established by the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Municipal Affairs, and encompasses Membertou First Nation, Eskasoni First Nation, We’koqma’q First Nation and the counties of Victoria, Richmond, and Inverness.

It is overseen by a board of directors and is administered by the Cape Breton Partnership. Funding is provided by each of the municipal units and the provincial government.

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 St. Peter’s.

CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY REGIONAL ENTERPRISE NETWORK (CBRM REN)

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality Regional Enterprise Network (CBRM REN) was established in 2019 by the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Municipal Affairs and is overseen by a board of directors.

The CBRM REN is administered by the Cape Breton Partnership and funding is provided by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality and provincial government.

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.