With the guidance and support from several prominent business leaders, Chambers of Commerce, economic development agencies, government, and consultants, the Cape Breton Partnership moved from concept to development in September 2004. The Cape Breton Partnership was built following a best practice model of other similar private sector based partnership organization’s that existed across North America. To further enhance the cooperation and collaboration on the island, the Partnership signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the three local Chambers of Commerce in Cape Breton and JCI Cape Breton.
The Cape Breton Partnership believes that the island’s economy is moving in the right direction and that it is possible to build on that success by harnessing the support of local leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs, educators, and community stakeholders. In order to foster a community of success, the Partnership believes in delivering a message of progress, opportunity, and growth to prospective investors and business owners.
Since its inception, the Cape Breton Partnership has made remarkable progress in building a solid foundation for growth and positive change. Over one hundred and fifty investors have committed to investing in Cape Breton’s future economic growth. Private sector support and collaboration remains a top priority for the Partnership and continues to be a driving force behind changing our local attitudes and transition the economy into a new era of prosperity.