The winning team for Yarmouth County

May 21, 2002

Yarmouth continues to be a success story for and the Nova Scotia government. Premier John Hamm took time during the Team Canada Atlantic trade mission to meet with some of the company's top officials today in New York.

Since the announcement of coming to Yarmouth last spring, over 150 new jobs have been created in Yarmouth County, already exceeding the original employment target, said the premier.  This is evidence that our government's economic growth strategy is making a positive difference in the lives of many Nova Scotians.  Everybody wins through success stories like more Nova Scotians have jobs, a company expands and government has more revenues for priorities like health care and education.

Tom Roth, vice-president of human resources for, noted that Nova Scotia's well-trained workforce has been key to the Yarmouth centre's success.  Headquartered in New York, is the second-largest registrar of domain names for the Internet.

It's clear we made the right choice to invest and create jobs in Yarmouth County, said Mr. Roth. Based on the success to date, our company is looking forward to exploring new business opportunities in Nova Scotia.

Launched in the fall of 2000 after months of broad consultation, Opportunities for Prosperity is Nova Scotia's first economic growth strategy in a decade.  Last year, according to Statistics Canada, Nova Scotia had the second-highest rate of economic growth in the country, doubling the national rate.

Our government made a commitment to deliver a growth strategy that works for the people of Nova Scotia, added Premier Hamm.  By working with and other firms, we are delivering on that commitment to create new jobs and opportunities for our province.

Premier Hamm and staff at Nova Scotia Business Incorporated (NSBI), the crown corporation established to implement part of Opportunities for Prosperity, are promoting the province's trade and investment efforts during this weeks Team Canada Atlantic trade mission to New York.