Have a Business

So you’ve always dreamed of opening your own business. A little coffee shop with exposed brick and the best almond croissants in town. A yoga studio where you can promote wellness in your community. An innovation in sustainable agriculture that could really change the game. There are way fewer barriers to making your dream a reality in a welcoming and supportive region like ours. With strong innovation networks, research centres, and tons of business support organizations for entrepreneurs, you have the freedom to invest in your ideas here and finally become your own boss.

Innovation is a big deal here.

The Annapolis Valley’s post-secondary and government research centres provide a strong foundation in R&D, especially in geomatics, oceans, horticulture and ICT. You’ll benefit from a supportive innovation network of industry, university, and government experts.

Stay connected.

You don’t have to be in a crowded boardroom to be connected anymore, so let the 1s and 0s fly. The Valley Community Fibre Network is a high-capacity fibre-optic backbone network that connects the Annapolis Valley region of Nova Scotia with the provincial capital of Halifax. It spans 200 km and augments the region’s digital infrastructure. You can even find communities that happily provide public WiFi to all of their residents (like Berwick, for example).

Incredible talent, from near and far.

Every business needs a bank of talented people in the neighbourhood. And the Annapolis Valley attracts some of the best. We may be spread out, but there are tons of skilled workers that call our region home; as well as a sizable pool of students, researchers, and new graduates from Acadia University. And trust us: we’re always attracting smart minds and fresh ideas — betcha a ribbon-cutting that you’ll never run out of either.

– Start Your Business Journey Here –

You’ll be redireted to the Valley Regional Enterprise Network, the Annapolis Valley’s regional economic development organization.

Follow along with us.

902-678-2200 | hellothere@haveitallav.ca

We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) People first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

This site is brought to you by the Valley Regional Enterprise Network, the Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Valley Business Leaders’ Initiative.