Economic Development and Business Support
The Government of Nova Scotia is committed to building the new economy and provides assistance to offset business program implementation costs. Some of the many incentive programs include:
- No Sales Tax on Business
- Investment Tax Credits
- R&D Incentives & Tax Advantages
- Special Rates for Manufacturing & Processing Profits
- ISO 9000 & 14,000 Tax Credits
- Capital Cost Allowances
- Small Business Rate Reductions
- Recruitment & Training Assistance
More information is available on the Government of Nova Scotia web site: www.novascotiabusiness.com
Bridgewater Resources for Economic Development and Business Support
Acadia Centre for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE)
|Access Nova Scotia
Located in Bridgewater, ANS provides info on provincial Permits, Approvals and Licenses for business and limited services of the Registry of Joint Stock Companies. ANS Centres link directly to the Nova Scotia Public Tenders Noticeboard.
80 Logan Road Bridgewater, Nova Scotia B4V 3J8
Telephone: (902) 543-0660, Toll-free: 1-800-670-4357
Fax: (902) 543-0599
Web site: http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/
|Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Provides financial assistance to business in the following sectors/areas: manufacturing & processing, tourism, aquaculture, innovation (new or improved product, service, or process) information and technology based industries, non-commercial services.
220 North Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, B4V 2W6
Telephone : (902) 541-5543
Fax: (902) 543-1156
Web site: www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca
|Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce
Business advocacy and support, host of Business Excellence Awards, management of the Bridgewater Visitor Information Centre. Committees include: Economic Development, Municipal Affairs, Membership Services, Trade Show, Newsletter, and Tourism.
PO Box 100 Bridgewater, NS. B4V 2W8
Business Development Bank of Canada
|Employment Solutions Society
Employment Solutions Society is a non-profit organization funded through the Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Development Agreement under the direction of Employment Nova Scotia and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
|Lunenburg Queens Regional Development Agency
Coordinates and integrates the work of other local agencies and service providers in order to achieve specific tasks at the community level.
Nova Scotia Business Inc.
|South Shore Opportunities Inc.
Flexible term loan programs for small and medium-sized businesses. Up to $125,000 in financing for business start-ups, expansions and other business purposes including fixed asset acquisitions, working capital and change of ownership.
Target Nova Scotia
Web site: http://www.targetnovascotia.com