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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. 

Why Invest in Yarmouth?

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 calibre 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.

Business Startup

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.

Finding Talent

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.

Incentive Initiatives

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. For more information go to Programs and Services.

Real Estate

Yarmouth's economic development team is 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. For more information go to Commercial/Industrial Properties.


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