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Whether relocating, expanding or forging new opportunities, the Municipality of the County of Cumberland is a great place to do business. The region boasts modern, state-of-the-art healthcare and educational facilities, vibrant retail and cultural sectors, a diverse agriculture industry, excellent manufacturing facilities and high entrepreneurial spirit.

Geo LocationCentrally located in the heart of the Maritime provinces, and gateway to Nova Scotia, with excellent transportation links by road, rail and air to North America and around the world. Cumberland offers a rural setting between two of its largest urban centers – Halifax and Moncton. The CN rail line and the Trans-Canada Highway pass through the Cumberland region, making the region a popular location for businesses serving the northeastern United States and Canadian markets. We are conveniently located near two international airports, Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Greater Moncton Romeo LeBlanc International Airport along with close proximity to two international ports, in Halifax, N.S., and Saint John, N.B., connecting us with more than 150 countries. Our central location has attracted companies involved in manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, distribution and wholesale trade.


It's greener here.
We are commitment to reducing our carbon footprint by supporting green energy through our participation in the Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Program, support for FORCE (Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy), addition of wind farms and development of the Springhill Geothermal Industrial Park, currently being established and will provide 40 hectares (100 acres) of affordable, green industrial land.


Our collaborative spirit.
The Municipality has adopted a regional approach to Economic Development in partnership with the Town of Amherst, Town of Oxford and the Cumberland Business Connector. The Cumberland Business Connector is an independent, business-led, non-profit organization that focuses on economic development across the entire region, funded by the three municipalities and the Government of Nova Scotia. Our three municipalities work together on many enterprises; including the Cumberland Region Community Economic Development Strategy and the Cumberland Region Tourism Development Strategy.


For tourism, small business or commercial development support, please contact our Economic Development Officer, Eileen Davage at 902-664-6230 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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