Our Economic Development & Planning Officer is available to provide information, guidance, assistance and resources in the areas of economic development and planning. If you have questions regarding your potential or existing business, zoning or land use designations, the municipal planning documents or planning/zoning applications within the municipality you can contact the Economic Development & Planning Officer Kelly Greenland at (902) 522-2607 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Access NS - Online Services for Businesses

Nova Scotia's Online Service for Business provides easy, secure, and convenient access to your business information. It allows you to:

  • Apply for licenses and permits from provincial and municipal government.
  • Manage your business registrations, permits and licenses.
  • Complete several transactions at one time and pay online.
  • Register a new partnership or Sole Proprietorship.

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

ACOA works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada.

Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC)

CBDC is a non-profit organization that offers a variety of programs and services to help you start, expand or modernize a business.


Innovacorp's mission is to find, fund and foster innovative Nova Scotia start-ups that strive to change the world. Innovacorp is Nova Scotia's early stage venture capital organization that  targets industries such as information technology, clean technology, life sciences and ocean technology.

Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI)

Working towards a globally competitive Nova Scotia, NSBI helps local companies become more successful exporters.

Nova Scotia Department of Business

The Nova Scotia Department of Business works with the private and social enterprise sectors to improve the competitiveness of Nova Scotia’s business environment and make dealing with government easier, faster and less frequent.

Strategic Tourism Expansion Program (STEP)

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

Discover how your business or potential business can benefit from STEP, contact Councillor Debbie Findlay at 902-522-2265 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Visit STEP on Facebook at "Musquodoboit Harbour to Sherbrooke Strategic Tourism Expansion Program".