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Help us extend Internet for businesses

Help us evaluate opportunities to extend Internet services to local businesses – complete a quick survey and join in a local workshop. Extending from Halifax to Middleton, the Valley Community Fibre Network (VCFN) is a community-owned fibre-optic network, serving...

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Agri-businesses share winning strategies

Four winners of the AVCC Agriculture Innovation Accelerator Award share their strategies. The Valley businesses featured here are all winners of the Agriculture Innovation Accelerator Award ─ offered each year by the Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce. To help...

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Develop Nova Scotia delivers real benefits

Get ready for new opportunities to attract people and investment to your community. Read our blog about Develop Nova Scotia. Two key concepts for regional economic development were enshrined in provincial legislation in Fall 2018. The centerpieces of the new Develop...

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Data Runway speeds up business development

  The “Data Runway” at the Acadia Institute for Data Analytics (AIDA) is ramping up to deliver technical advice and tools to a target of 10 businesses a year, to help them deploy data analytics.   A grant of almost $500,000 from the Invest Nova Scotia Fund, announced...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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