Global Operation Expands Nova Scotia Presence

Aug 31, 2007

Acrobat Research Nova Scotia Ltd. is building on its success in rural Nova Scotia, opening a location in Greenwood, Kings Co., that will be the company's Nova Scotia headquarters.

Acrobat Research, a global market-research firm, is expected to create up to 150 jobs in Greenwood. The province, through Nova Scotia Business Inc., has authorized a five-year payroll rebate set at a maximum of $864,600 for Acrobat Research's growth in Greenwood.

Premier Rodney MacDonald made the announcement today,
Aug. 31, along with Environment and Labour Minister Mark Parent, on behalf of Economic Development Minister Richard Hurlburt; Roland Klassen, president of Acrobat Research Nova Scotia Ltd.; and Stephen Lund, president and CEO of NSBI.

"Acrobat Research's expansion in Greenwood is a celebration for the community and a story of success for this company and our province," said Premier MacDonald. "The company's third location in the province is proof."

"Today we see how global business and Nova Scotia's skilled workforce form a winning combination," said Mr. Parent.
"The people of Greenwood and surrounding area now have more options to live and work in their community."

With existing locations in Cheticamp, Canso and now Acrobat Research's headquarters in Greenwood, the company is demonstrating its commitment to grow in Nova Scotia.

"With our new location in Greenwood, we've found another perfect fit for our company," said Mr. Klassen. "Nova Scotia continues to be a source of skilled talent for Acrobat Research."

"Acrobat Research is another leading business that is showing Nova Scotia is the right location for global business," said Mr. Lund. "The company and the province are competing and winning on the world stage."

Headquartered in Toronto, Acrobat Research was founded in 1994 to provide outsourced, outbound and inbound data-collection services. The company has considerable expertise in operating and managing remote contact centres in a hub and spoke configuration.

Nova Scotia Business Inc. is Nova Scotia's private-sector-led business development agency. NSBI is the investment-attraction arm of the province and helps businesses in Nova Scotia meet growth potential through advisory services, export development, financing and venture capital.


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