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The Municipality of the District of St. Mary's

Municipality of the District of St. Mary's
8296 Hwy #7
P.O. Box 296 Sherbrooke,
Nova Scotia, B0J 3CO

Telephone: (902) 522-2049
Fax: (902) 522-2309


Economic Development

Municipalities Form Eastern Strait Regional Enterprise Network

Municipal governments in the strait area and eastern mainland Nova Scotia are helping local businesses grow by forming the province's fifth regional enterprise network.

The towns of Antigonish and Port Hawkesbury, and the municipalities of Antigonish, Guysborough and St. Mary's signed an inter-municipal agreement on April 8, 2015. The signing of this agreement marks the formal establishment of the Eastern Strait Regional Enterprise Network (REN)

A partnership between the provincial government and municipalities, the network will take a regional approach to economic development by creating an economic strategy, co-ordinating efforts and focusing on helping businesses in the region grow.

A private-sector board of regional business leaders will be chosen to lead the network and set its strategic direction. The board will be appointed by a committee of municipal and provincial representatives.

ESREN Economic Development Strategy

Strategic Tourism Expansion Program (STEP)

The Goal is to develop an actional, sustainable & experiential tourism destination development plan as well as the development of the communities' capacity to implement the findings.

Operate a local Small Business? Have an idea for a New Business? Discover how you can benefit from STEP!
Contact our local representative Councillor Debbie Findlay 902-522-2265 or visit "Musquodoboit Harbour to Sherbrooke Strategic Tourism Expansion Program" on Facebook