The following business development agencies and member associations have offices in the region and are available to serve you:

Pictou County Chamber of Commerce

The regional Chamber of Commerce was established in 1983 and is an integral part of the Pictou County community, with strong connections to all levels of government, the educational system and other community organizations. The Chamber speaks as a united voice on behalf of the business community, using the strength of its membership to positively impact issues facing business and the community at large. The Chamber is a leading business advocacy group, keeping members connected with the provincial and federal legislation that affects them.

Phone: (902) 755-3463
WebsitePictou County Chamber of Commerce

Coastal Nova Scotia

Coastal Nova Scotia is a year-round Tourism Marketing Organization who oversees the seasonal Visitor Information Centres in Pictou and Westville

Cindy MacKinnon, Managing Director
Coastal Nova Scotia

NOBL (Northern Opportunities for Business Limited)

NOBL is one of over 40 Community Business Development Corporations (CBDC) operating in Atlantic Canada. Ongoing activity includes promoting, encouraging, and assisting economic growth in Northeastern Nova Scotia. NOBL provides business counseling and funding in order to stimulate small business growth and employment.
NOBL also offers income support and equity participation programs 
NOBL is for anyone interested in getting a business up and running or growing or modernizing an existing business.


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 817 New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 5K7
Street Address: 4852 East River East Side Road (Plymouth Road) New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Office: (902) 382-NOBL(6625)
Fax: (902) 752-8856

NSBI (Nova Scotia Business Inc.)

NSBI is the business development agency for the province of Nova Scotia, providing services that help Nova Scotia companies grow and stay competitive in the global marketplace. NSBI is a resource for parties interested in a business investment opportunity from within the province, across the nation or from abroad. In addition, they work with companies and organizations outside Nova Scotia who are looking for a place to relocate or expand their business.

Closest office to our region

Street Address: World Trade & Convention Centre 1800 Argyle Street, Suite 701
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada B3J 3N8
Mailing Address: PO Box 2374 Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada B3J 3E4
Phone: 902.424.6650 Fax: 902.424.5739
1.877.297.2124 (in Nova Scotia)
WebsiteNova Scotia Business Inc.

ACOA (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)

ACOA is a federal government agency headquartered in the Atlantic Region. ACOA's goal is to improve the economy of Atlantic Canadian communities through the successful development of business and employment opportunities.

Closest offices to our region

Antigonish Office 188 Main Street, Suite 2-2A  Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2B9
General Enquiries: 902-867-6075 Facsimile: 902-863-4095
Truro Office 35 Commercial Street, Suite 208 Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 3H9
General Enquiries: 902-895-2743 Facsimile: 902-897-1157
WebsiteAtlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

New Glasgow Development Commission

The New Glasgow Development Commission represents the businesses and services located in the downtown business district of New Glasgow. The district has over 150 shops and services including major banks and financial institutions, law and business services, health, retail, dining and entertainment services.

Phone: (902) 755-4622
Fax: (902) 755-0360


IGNITE Atlantic is a rural innovation hub dedicated to sparking change in rural communities throughout Nova Scotia with two offices in Yarmouth and New Glasgow. We have a focus on helping early-stage companies get off the ground and are committed to fostering a culture of innovation. By bringing together youth, communities, startups, and industries we aim to explore and implement solutions that create opportunities across the province.

Our mission is to empower and engage communities, ensuring that rural areas can thrive through innovation and collaboration.

IGNITE Atlantic
Yarmouth Office: 208 Main Street, Yarmouth, NS B5A 1C7
New Glasgow Office: 345 Temperance Street, New Glasgow, NS B2H 3P7
Phone: 902-518-5060