Nova Scotia, Canada
— A Hotbed of Business Brilliance

The results are in. 

Our clients' success means new jobs, new provincial revenue, and net new money on the ground in Nova Scotia.

How did they do it? More trade, more innovation and more investment. Together with our partners, we are proud to help drive their success. 

Let's keep the momentum going.

Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) is Nova Scotia’s private sector-led business development agency. We help companies enhance their competitiveness through trade development, financing and venture capital. We’re also responsible for attracting new direct investment to the province, driving the growth of Nova Scotia's economy.

Contact us to learn how we can help you grow your business.

And, join the ConnectNS network and help grow Nova Scotia's economy.

Economic Impacts for NSBI
April 1, 2007 - March 31, 2012 

  • Direct payroll of $1.2 billion
  • Total payroll of $2.1 billion including spinoffs
  • $468.8 million in gross domestic product (GDP) to the economy of Nova Scotia in 2011-2012
  • $139.2 million in new provincial tax revenues over five years
  • 29,530 direct person years of employment which translates into at least 6,700 full-time jobs
  • In collaboration with partners, NSBI trade services assisted 575 unique companies to expand in existing and new markets
  • Every dollar the province invested in NSBI returned $1.43 to the province and taxpayers — 43% ROI
  • Every tax dollar invested through an NSBI payroll rebate incentive, returned $1.54 to the province and taxpayers — 54% ROI



NSBI is the province's business development agency.
We sell the world on doing business in Nova Scotia and sell Nova Scotia businesses to the world.


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