The South Shore Regional Enterprise Network was incorporated in August of 2014. The network represents a partnership between the Province of Nova Scotia and nine municipal units; Municipality of the Districts of Chester, Lunenburg and Shelburne; the Towns of Bridgewater, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Lockeport and Shelburne; as well as the Region of Queens. The Liaison and Oversight Committee immediately launched a recruitment effort to appoint a Board of Directors that would represent the business community.
The Board held their first meeting in March of 2015 and began operations in January 2016. The Province of Nova Scotia is a partner and provides 50% of the funding, with the nine municipal units providing the remaining 50%.
The SSREN Core Activities
- Develop and implement a Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS)
- Implement the Provincially endorsed Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program
- Monitor Business Climate Conditions and inform stakeholders of these conditions.
- Deliver a support strategy to the tourism industry.