Our economic development team works to attract new businesses to the town and encourage the expansion and retention of existing businesses within our community. We're here to create the right climate for businesses to succeed through strategic investments in community and infrastructure development.
If you're interested in setting up a new business or exploring investment opportunities, we will work closely with you to ensure your needs are met – and that the right tools and resources are at your fingertips.
Thinking of investing in Yarmouth? As the regional economic business hub for southwest Nova Scotia, Yarmouth supports significant levels of development spending. We know that if we're going to sustain a strong economic presence on the provincial and national stage, we must constantly reinvent ourselves to attract investors and a high caliber of talent.
We had no choice but to innovate, so we became the best place to host a street party, create new world-class technologies, and get a community fully connected to the world. Your business can live here – right on the edge! Learn more about our team and starting a business in Yarmouth, including our Community Economic Profile.
Looking to take your business opportunity to the next level? Here are some essential contacts.
BizPaL is an online service that helps you find the permits and licences you may require when starting or operating your business. Spend less time with red tape, and more time building your business! It's free to use, and available 24/7.
Yarmouth's business directory profiles local retailers, manufacturers, distributors and professional services firms – the operations that have helped us become a regional business hub. Plus, regional organizations like the Western Regional Enterprise Network, Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce, and Atlantic Community Business Development Corporation.
From schools, community groups, and museums to doctors, lawyers, and contractors, our Community Directory is designed to help all residents – both newcomers and old timers – find your way to the large number of community groups, recreational bodies, government services and helping agencies.
Economic Development – Town of Yarmouth
400 Main St.
Yarmouth, NS B5A 1G2
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The Town of Yarmouth has a wealth of talent in a variety of sectors – including fishing, retail, tourism, digital and media services, professional services, and a growing student force. Learn about how we're supporting our local workers along with local agencies.
Many governmental and private organizations offer financial incentives to assist local businesses in successfully reaching their goals – from capital investment to grants for digital media, exports, training, and more.
Yarmouth's economic development team are your go-to resource for information on available sites and buildings, vacant industrial and commercial developments, office and retail space, as well as vacant land situated in the town.
Natalie Smith – Economic Development Officer
Phone: (902) 742-1505 ext. 255
Cell: (902) 307-4203
Fax: (902) 749-1474