The Annapolis Valley is a manufacturing hub in Nova Scotia. The region’s 177 manufacturing businesses employ over 5,700 people, representing approximately 1 out of every 10 jobs here in the Valley.
The number and diversity of manufacturers has attracted a skilled workforce with portable skills desirable for many manufacturing activities. 11% of the Valley workforce have a Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma, and approximately 53% have a post-secondary certificate, diploma, or degree.
Immediate opportunities for growth include developing the craft beverage (breweries, distilleries) and wine sectors and supply chains; developing export markets for manufactured goods; maximizing opportunities for local procurement in the MASH sector (municipal, academic, schools, and health and social service); digitization, BIG data, AI and automation.
How We Can Help
The Valley Regional Enterprise Network can assist you in a number of ways including:
- Providing insight into major projects planned in the region
- Facilitating attraction and retention of workforce
- Facilitating introductions to investors and
companies in the sector
- Providing market information
- Assisting with site selection and visits