The Annapolis Valley is a growth leader in the rural regions of Nova Scotia
Kentville Business Park
The Kentville Business Park, one of the Valley’s most active business parks, covers about 200 acres of land, and currently houses over 40 different commercial operations. Aside from the downtown core, the Park is considered to be an economic centre for businesses of all sizes and types in Kentville and the surrounding Valley.
The Kentville Business Park is home to both large manufacturers and smaller service-oriented businesses. Business Park lands located in Kentville boast a special industrial tax rate equal to the commercial rate in Kings County, and can be subdivided to suit any size or need. Land currently available in the Park includes parcels with Highway 101 frontage which will provide high visibility and profile once developed.
To learn more about the Kentville Business Park, visit https://kentville.ca/about/opening-a-business/kentville-business-park.
Middleton Industrial Park
The Middleton Industrial Park is an 80 acre park established in 1979 — and for more than two decades, the site has steadily attracted new businesses to Middleton. The Park is strategically located next to Highway 101 off Exit 18 and is approximately 161 kilometers (90 minutes) from the provincial capital of Halifax, and approximately 80 km (50 minutes) from the ferry terminal in Digby – a vital access point to markets in the Eastern United States.
The park holdings are zoned for Manufacturing and Industry and have surrounding zoning on the perimeter lots of Highway Commercial. The park holdings are zoned for Manufacturing and Industry and have surrounding zoning on the perimeter lots of Highway Commercial. Any business that conforms to the manufacturing and industry zoning and that is located on the original industrial park holdings is eligible for the rural commercial tax rate, which is set at the same rate as commercial rate for the County of Annapolis.
The Town of Middleton provides water, sewer, and storm sewer mains to the park and maintains the roadways and street lighting. Electrical power to the park is serviced by the provincial utility, Nova Scotia Power. There are several serviced lots currently available at the park, and future development of the site will increase the developed land base by 40 per cent.