Jobs surge in the Annapolis Valley

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Jobs surge in the Annapolis Valley

A jobs spike in the middle of 2017 pushed annual employment significantly higher in the Annapolis Valley compared with 2016. Preliminary labour force data for the 2017 calendar year shows strong growth in employment in the Annapolis Valley economic region.* The spike in jobs for the whole year reflects historically high employment levels reached in…

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Valley REN launches new land and asset web tool

The Valley Regional Enterprise Network is pleased to announce the release of their new interactive map. BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE VALLEY REN’S NEW LAND AND ASSET WEB TOOL The Land and Asset Web Tool is a free program found directly by entering the URL: www.investinannapolisvalley.ca. The tool is designed to assist new and current businesses in…

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Manufacturers Exchange helps businesses learn

“I learned about so much … through the conversation.” – Margie Lamb, Owner, Meadowbrook Meat Market in Somerset Valley manufacturers shared more than business cards at the Valley REN’s first Manufacturers Exchange on April 4 in Berwick. Employees and owners representing small and large manufacturers discussed the challenges of transportation during a two-hour exchange of…

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Workplace learning helps businesses & students

  What are the benefits of engaging students in your business? You develop working relationships with future local graduates who want to stay in the Valley. Students bring value to your business through new knowledge, insight, talent and skills. They can even point you to new markets. You get connected with the talent pool and…

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Opportunities abound in the growing tourism market

Nova Scotia enjoyed its best tourism year on record in 2016, generating $2.6 billion in revenue and marking the third consecutive year of growth. Tourism plays a key role in the Annapolis Valley and it can play a bigger role in our economy. For every $1 invested in tourism enterprises, another $3.2 is generated in…

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Help us help you: take our business survey

The Valley REN wants to see businesses succeed and grow in the Annapolis Valley. We can help make this happen by working with the business community and government decision-makers to fix problems, remove barriers and create a better business climate in the Valley. By attracting investments and residents to grow the regional economy, we can also…

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Opportunities Now! for business growth

There is an immediate opportunity for business development in the Annapolis Valley. We heard about it over and over again at our Sector Table Workshop. The opportunity is to build stronger links between the business community and the students and researchers in our post-secondary institutions. Our facilitator at the Sector Table Workshop was Andy Horsnell…

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