Truro and Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity

Our Story

Established in December 2017, the Truro and Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity is a fresh, new organization driving economic development in the Colchester region of Nova Scotia. We are group of business and community leaders who want to grow our region through small business support and community development. We are a PARTNERSHIP of the local business community (through the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce), the Towns of Truro and Stewiacke, The Municipality of the County of Colchester, Millbrook First Nation and the Nova Scotia Government.

We are mandated to oversee the development and implementation of a regional economic development strategy. We're building it, factoring in regional assets, the business community, sector strengths, and regional challenges and opportunities.

  1. BUSINESS GROWTH: Strong local businesses create job opportunities and drive economic growth. We help existing businesses understand their needs and link them to local services and programs. We use the BusinessNOW program to connect businesses to local and regional opportunities.

  2. ENTREPRENEURSHIP: We want more entrepreneurs. Helping people explore new business ideas, connect to local community support and access financing are important services we provide. We're also working a new BusinessHUB concept for the Colchester Region. Stay tuned.

  3. PROMOTE COLCHESTER: Our region is awesome. We have great businesses, amazing community assets and a lifestyle offering that's attractive to people and businesses. We're working with local organizations and committees to do a better job telling our story.

  4. INVESTOR READINESS: Leveraging the Investment Attraction efforts of Nova Scotia Business Inc., we help position Colchester as a smart destination for business expansion and relocation.

  5. ECONOMIC IMMIGRATION: Colchester was a leading region for attracting immigrants. We need to lead again. We will bring businesses and residents together to help companies attract skilled workers and connect them to the community.