• South Shore Agriculture

    Excellent soils and climate to support a diverse variety of crops and livestock.
  • South Shore Fishing

    The South Shore is the traditional fishing hub of Nova Scotia, with a rich history of seafood production.
  • South Shore Forestry

    Lumber, specialty hardwoods, Christmas trees, fuel mass, and pulpwood are just a few of the area’s forestry outputs.
  • South Shore Manufacturing

    A diversified manufacturing sector ranging from aerospace and tires to industrial piping and kitchen counters.
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Province of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Introduces E-Bidding

Important Information for Suppliers

The Government of Nova Scotia is enhancing its procurement process with the introduction of E-bidding. In September 2017, suppliers wishing to bid on open competitions posted for Government departments, the Nova Scotia Health Authority and select IWK Health Centre opportunities will be required to submit their responses using SAP Ariba (except for those offered through Bid Express and Health Pro).

To facilitate this transition, the Supplier Engagement Team of ISD Procurement will be hosting sessions throughout the Province this coming August.  These sessions will provide you with an introduction to E-bidding and its benefits, as well as an overview of doing business with the Government of Nova Scotia.

For more information and to register for one of the sessions, please visit our website.

"The Regional Enterprise Network model provides a new and potentially powerful vehicle for coordinating the development of efforts of different jurisdictions and generation of great cooperation and policy alignment across the province"

The mandate of the SSREN is to guide and navigate regional economic development while providing support to businesses, operating as a connector among economic development partners, supporting business start-up, growth and retention, and providing leadership on economic priorities. The Network represents a partnership between the Province of Nova Scotia and nine municipal units including the:

  • Municipality of the District of Chester
  • Town of Bridgewater
  • Municipality of the District of Lunenburg
  • Town of Lunenburg
  • Town of Mahone Bay
  • Region of Queens
  • Municipality of the District of Shelburne
  • Town of Lockeport
  • Town of Shelburne

The SSREN operates through four "Core Activities":

  1. Developing and implementing a Regional Economic Development Strategy
  2. Working closely with the local business community
  3. Informing partners and stakeholders about the local business climate
  4. Supporting the tourism industry

Details on these activities in About - Organization

Regional Job ListingsJobs

New: Check out our new local job listings page!

Regional Labour Market Dashboard


The South Shore Regional Enterprise Network is pleased to introduce our Labour Market Dashboard.

The dashboard presents concise and detailed demographic and economic-related statistics for the South Shore region. Additionally, there is a section for locally-focused news articles.

It is a valuable resource for employers, investors, or anyone interested in doing business in our area. It will be updated monthly to remain current and relevant. Click Here to view the dashboard contents.


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  • Town of Mahone Bay
  • Municipality of the District of Chester