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Are you dreaming of starting your own business, or need to expand your existing one?

Help is just one click away. There are several government departments and agencies tasked with supporting economic development in the Province of Nova Scotia.


And you can always contact the Chamber of Commerce & Civic Affairs – we’re here to help.


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The Halifax Partnership works with businesses that are looking to expand in the HRM and can connect them with appropriate support programs

As a private sector‐led agency, NSBI works to attract new companies to locate in Nova Scotia and help those already in Nova Scotia expand through services such as export development and financing.

ACOA is the Federal government department responsible for helping to build economic capacity in the Atlantic Provinces. They work with the people of the region in their communities through their institutions and with their local and provincial governments and businesses to create jobs and enhance earned incomes.

CBDC Blue Water offers financing up to $150,000 and also delivers specific programs targeted to young entrepreneurs, start‐up businesses, student entrepreneurs, female entrepreneurs, and businesses implementing new technology in their business or bringing a new technology to market.

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