Economic Gardener 4

Economic Gardener 4   Jack Kyte   January 2014       You may have noticed a feature article in the Halifax Chronicle Herald a few days ago with the headline “Export picture ‘glum’” by Bruce Erskine. The piece serves as a bit of a primer on the state of export and trade in our […]

Economic Gardener 3

Economic Gardener 3     Someone asked me recently what would happen if we lost Michelin, Northern Pulp, Sobeys’ head office and Scotsburn Dairies, all businesses which bring millions in revenue, taxes , purchases of goods and services, good direct jobs, many spin off jobs and other benefits to the County. Absurd idea, right? Or […]

Economic Gardener 2

THE ECONOMIC GARDENER 2   IN PRAISE OF SMALL BUSINESS   Over the past year my wife and I have purchased goods and services from Pictou County Glass, Pictou County Home Appliance Repair, Murray Lim Cement Contracting, Blair Dunn Maintenance Services, Mike’s Gutters, Proudfoot Motors, MacGillivary Fuels, GMF Computers, West River Greenhouses, The Green Thumb […]

The Economic Gardener

The Economic Gardener   Seven Advantages for Business Growth in Pictou County   If you look at the research, one of the first steps toward improving economic wellbeing in a rural area (yes, we are considered to be a rural area) is to identify the unique economic advantages of the area. Once identified, the trick […]

Where Work Meets Life- Pictou County

Where Work Meets Life video WHERE WORK MEETS LIFE VIDEO INTRODUCTION With the closure of our local Regional Development Agency this past spring, the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors made a commitment to play a leadership role in local investment attraction. Our primary work will be to help our established businesses grow and create […]