The Town of New Glasgow and the County of Pictou share a Business Development Officer, who also provides strategic support for the Town of Pictou.  The Business Development Officer administers and implements a comprehensive internal and external commercial development marketing program in these units while also providing an integrated approach to the municipal services that are required to maximize commercial development opportunities and land use planning.

Business Development Officer Town of New Glasgow / Municipality of the County of Pictou / Town of Pictou
Frank MacFarlane
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Mobile: 902-759-6767
Office: 902-755-3575

The Town of New Glasgow's Department of Community Economic Development offers support for business development, tourism, product development, and economic development.

Director of Community Economic Development
Geralyn MacDonald
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The following business development agencies and member associations have offices in the region and are available to serve you:

Pictou County Chamber of Commerce:
The regional Chamber of Commerce was established in 1983 and is an integral part of the Pictou County community, with strong connections to all levels of government, the educational system and other community organizations. The Chamber speaks as a united voice on behalf of the business community, using the strength of its membership to positively impact issues facing business and the community at large. The Chamber is a leading business advocacy group, keeping members connected with the provincial and federal legislation that affects them.
Phone 902.755.3463


DEANS (Destination Eastern And Northumberland Shores):
DEANS is led by a 16-member board with 8 members elected from the Eastern Shore and 8 members elected from the Northumberland Shore. These members form two councils reporting to and under the auspices of the DEANS board.

Cindy MacKinnon
Managing Director
Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores Association

115 MacLean Street, PO Box 55
New Glasgow, NS
B2H 5E1

Phone: 1-902-752-6383 or Toll Free: 1-877-81-OCEAN
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Assists business clients and organizations, and community groups to take advantage of government programs.

Lynn Coffin Planning & Development Officer NS Economic & Rural Development & Tourism 980 East River Road New Glasgow  NS  B2H 3S5 (902) 755-7040 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


NOBL (Northern Opportunities for Business Limited):
NOBL is one of over 40 Community Business Development Corporations (CBDC) operating in Atlantic Canada. Ongoing activity includes promoting, encouraging, and assisting economic growth in Northeastern Nova Scotia. NOBL provides business counseling and funding in order to stimulate small business growth and employment. NOBL also offers income support and equity participation programs. NOBL is for anyone interested in getting a business up and running, or growing or modernizing an existing business.Shoppers


Mailing Address:P O Box 817  New Glasgow, Nova Scotia  B2H 5K7

Street Address:4852 East River East Side Road (Plymouth Road) New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Office: (902) 382-NOBL(6625) Fax: (902) 752-8856


NSBI (Nova Scotia Business Inc.):
NSBI is the business development agency for the province of Nova Scotia, providing services that help Nova Scotia companies grow and stay competitive in the global marketplace. NSBI is a resource for parties interested in a business investment opportunity from within the province, across the nation or from abroad. In addition, they work with companies and organizations outside Nova Scotia who are looking for a place to relocate or expand their business.

Closest office to our region:

Street Address:  World Trade & Convention Centre  1800 Argyle Street, Suite 701  Halifax, Nova Scotia  Canada  B3J 3N8

Mailing Address: PO Box 2374  Halifax, Nova Scotia  Canada  B3J 3E4 

Phone: 902.424.6650  Fax:  902.424.5739

1.877.297.2124 (in Nova Scotia)


ACOA (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency):
ACOA is a federal government agency headquartered in the Atlantic Region. ACOA's goal is to improve the economy of Atlantic Canadian communities through the successful development of business and employment opportunities.

Closest offices to our region:

Antigonish Office 188 Main Street, Suite 2-2A Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2B9

General Enquiries: 902-867-6075 Facsimile: 902-863-4095

Truro Office 35 Commercial Street, Suite 208 Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 3H9

General Enquiries: 902-895-2743 Facsimile: 902-897-1157


New Glasgow Development Commission

The New Glasgow Development Commission represents the businesses and services located in the downtown business district of New Glasgow. The district has over 150 shops and services including major banks and financial institutions, law and business services, health, retail, dining and entertainment services.

169 Provost Street
New Glasgow, NS
Canada B2H 2R1

Phone: (902) 755-4622
Fax: (902) 755-0360