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Top Nova Scotia reads of 2019

Thursday, January 16, 2020

2019 was a busy year in Nova Scotia. We celebrated new trade deals, launched programs, recognized Nova Scotia businesses making waves, and shared their stories. Here are the top reads of 2019:  

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2019: A Year of Expansion in Nova Scotia

Thursday, January 16, 2020

For many of Nova Scotia’s high-tech innovators, 2019 was a year of growth and investment in the province. While the reasons may be obvious to us, we asked them to share – in their own words - why they chose Nova Scotia as the place to grow their business and raise their families.

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Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster: An FAQ for Nova Scotian Companies

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster funding is available for Nova Scotia companies. Here's what you need to know.

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Igniting entrepreneurship across Nova Scotia

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Let’s say you need help growing your business, or you have an idea for starting one. Where do you start? You know there are support organizations that can help – but which one? With so many options, it can seem overwhelming at first – especially if you live in a rural area where offices might be geographically spread out. This is where Ignite Labs comes in.

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Compass Distillers Launches “Thank You” Boston Tree Gin

Monday, November 25, 2019

This year, the Nova Scotia tradition of sending a tree to Boston has been infused with a new idea — an exclusive gin distilled from the tree itself.

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A.F. Theriault & Son: Craftsmanship for 80 years

Sunday, September 1, 2019

By the time most of us reach our 80th birthday, we might be forgiven for putting our feet up and taking it easy. For A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd., Nova Scotia’s oldest and largest family-owned shipyard, last year’s 80th anniversary marked new vitality and new investment.

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Atlantica: North to Nunavut

Sunday, September 1, 2019

“Before I look at any market or opportunity, the frst call I make is to NSBI,” says Christopher Curtis, business development manager for the Refuel Systems division of Atlantica, Nova Scotia’s largest combined-trades contractor. Right now, the market Curtis is looking at is Nunavut.

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Surrette Battery Company: Expanding rural power

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Surrette Battery Company is growing. With the help of NSBI’s Innovation Rebate Program, the company is expanding its Springhill facility and incorporating advanced technologies into its production line. Not only will this increase productivity and capacity, it will help create up to 18 skilled, full-time positions.

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Aerotec Engines: The sky's the limit

Sunday, September 1, 2019

An NSBI pilot project has led to spectacular growth for Aerotec Engines. Scale-Up Hub Cambridge, a 2018 pilot in Massachusetts, was designed to help high-tech, innovative companies tap into northeastern U.S. markets. Aerotec, based in Beaver Bank, overhauls and repairs piston engines in planes such as Cessnas and Pipers owned by fight schools, commercial operators and private pilots. 

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Canadian Maritime Engineering: Shipshape in North Sydney

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Canadian Maritime Engineering (CME) is underway with a large capital investment to expand its North Sydney Shipyard with the help of the Innovation Rebate Program from NSBI.

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