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A partnership between the Province of Nova Scotia and seven municipal units, the Western Regional Enterprise Network(Western REN) leads an extensive network of business and public sector partnerships. This network works to create a business and investment friendly environment in Southwest Nova Scotia.With a focus on workforce, business succession, and infrastructure improvements, the Western REN has been Informing,Connecting, and Accelerating economic development since 2014. The approach balances direct business-facing services with region-wide collaborations for overcome immediate challenges to rural economic development.
The Municipality of Barrington, six other municipal units and a variety of Nova Scotian government agencies match each other’s funding to provide the core operating budget of the Western REN. The funders collectively appoint a private-sector Board of Directors, ensuring the diversity among the Directors reflects the diversity of the region’s population.
For more information on the Western REN, please visit their website: westernren.ca.