• 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 great cooperation and policy alignment across the province"

The SSREN Core Activities

  • Develop, implement, and monitor a Regional Economic Development Strategy that is reflective of current provincial and regional (participating municipal and First Nation band councils) economic development priorities. The strategy should consider assets, the business community, sector strengths, and regional challenges and opportunities. The strategy should also align with sector strengths, and regional challenges and opportunities. The strategy should also align with provincial priorities in order to maximise the REN's leverage of programs, policies and services.
  • Cultivate close working relationships with the business community and work with key partners to support the development and attraction of new businesses, and retain and expand existing businesses. RENs will support local businesses in navigating, and making referrals to programs and services.
  • Inform partners and stakeholders about local business climate conditions as well as regional challenges and opportunities. RENs will work with partners and stakeholders to provide investment-readiness and labour market information.
  • To deliver strategic tourism services to the South Shore REN area, including but not limited to: a strategic tourism strategy that would be prepared in conjunction with partners and stakeholders; providing supports to visitor information centres; working with the province to develop a strategic area for targeted delivery of these services; and any other tourism/marketing-related requirements.

373 King Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, B4V 1B1

 (902) 543-0491


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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 labour market statistics for the Region in addition to related news links. It is a valuable resource for employers, investors, or anyone interested in doing business in our area and will be regularly updated to remain current and relevant. Click Here to view the dashboard contents.


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