The power of regional collaboration

  The Valley REN is part of a province-wide community of Regional Enterprise Networks (“RENs”). In September this year, this broader network – comprising REN staff and board members, municipal officials and staff, and provincial partners and other stakeholders – came...

Where “local” and “regional” meet

As a Regional Enterprise Network, the Valley REN has a unique perspective on economic development. While directly serving the needs of business – through our BusinessNOW program, for example – we also have a mandate to generate economic development benefits for the...

New deadline for agri innovation award: Nov 15

Agri-food and agri-tech businesses in the Valley take note! The deadline for the Agriculture Innovation Accelerator Award has been extended until Nov 15. Click here for the application guide and form. Since creating the Agriculture Innovation Accelerator Award in...

Valley Economic Update: September 2018

Did you know? the Annapolis Valley economic region covers Annapolis, Kings and Hants counties as of July 2017, the population in this region was 124,808 (Source: Statistics Canada estimate) 3,487 Valley businesses and institutions have employees (Source: Canada...

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...
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