Pictou County was for decades an economic engine for Nova Scotia driven by coal mining and ship building and known for steel manufacturing and fabrication, rail transportation and natural resource based industries such as forestry and fishing.

The County has a strategic location with access to the Northumberland Strait, through the Port of Pictou, rail service, access to the trans- Canada highway and a modern airport capable of handling corporate aircraft. The area is within two hours of Halifax Stanfield International Airport and the Port of Halifax. Are business community is supported by an excellent p-12 school system, a Nova Scotia Community College campus and the Aberdeen Regional Hospital. Sobeys Inc. the national grocery business, is based here.

Today our economy has diversified, yet is still underpinned by manufacturing, fishing, tourism, metal fabrication and a diverse service sector. A new generation entrepreneurs is helping the community grow innovative businesses in a modern, high- tech world.


For help with finding the perfect location for your business please reach out to one of our local real estate agencies.

New Scotland Development Park (off East River Rd. New Glasgow)

This business park had recently undergone an expansion and has many undeveloped lots.

Businesses located in the park:

Summer Street Industries



Motion Canada

United Rentals

Sumner Plumbing/ EMCO Ltd.

Napa Autoparts

Maritime & Northeast Pipeline

Sullivan Fuels

Harris & Roome

S.W. Weeks Construction

East River Animal Hospital


Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education

Nova Scotia Department of Community Services

Nova Scotia Justice Department of Correctional Services- Community Corrections

New Glasgow Regional Police

New Glasgow Public Works

Downtown New Glasgow (Provost Street)

The Dock Pub

Kyle Shaw Enterprises

The Office Pub and Eatery

Café Italia Restaurant

DeMont Law office

J.H. Fraser and Associates

John Marshall’s Antiques

Norman’s Hair Care




Hector Broadcasting Corp

The End Vapour shop

Craved by You Boutique

Naturally Bare

Black Pearl Reiki Natural Esthetics


Arthur J. Gallagher

New Glasgow Town Hall

Kids First

NS Hearing and Speech

Global Courseware


Vogue Optical

Chelsea Lane Salon and Color Bar

MacGillivray Law office

Ekim Fashions

Gail’s Fashions


MacIvor Property Ltd

Cole Dental Lab

Angela’s Attic

GMF Computers

The High Road

Vapour Trail

Perfect Diversity Clay Studio

In Mint Consignment Clothing


White Lotus gifts

Simms Denture Clinic

Palmers Photo studio

Atlantic Insurance

HLM Realty


K-Lee Optical

Trap Door Escape

Zelda’s Flowers

Inglis Jewelers

Proud Pets

The Forge


Hideaway Salon

Highcrest Place

Macleod Lorway Insurance

Craig’s on Main

Essential Elements

Pantry Kitchen Catering

Art Gems

Money store


Tea Emporium

Bargain Boss

Downtown New Glasgow (Archimedes Street)

Needs Convenience

Adventure Motors

The Bistro

Beau Ideal

Fashions By Lisa

Shenanigans Pub

Vintage Tattoo

Bell Aliant

Coffee Bean

Platinum Leather

Fly by Knight Comics

Cakes & Things


Morrell Dance Studio

JR Raheys Furniture

Metro Midtown Taxi

Leslie’s Finery

Pridhams Photography Studio

Stark International

The Commune

Pictou Antigonish Regional Library

Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance

Motion Communications

Poolin Around

Downtown New Glasgow

Young Drivers

NS Legal Aid

S. Allen and Sons

Patterson Law

TD Bank

Glasgow Square

H&R Music


Bridgeview Square

New Glasgow Farmers Market

Century Saw and Marine

MacIntosh Denture Clinic

Stellarton Industrial Park

Businesses located in the park:

McLean’s Flooring

Wearwell Garments

Trinity Energy Group

East Coast Energy

NS Department of Natural Resources


Stellarton Public Works Department

Pioneer Coal

Albion Business Centre

The Town of Stellarton is offering 30-plus acres of commercial development land in Stellarton. This Highway Commercial Business Park is well-situated between exits 23 and 24 on Highway 104 in one of Nova Scotia’s major secondary markets.

Business located in the park:


Pictou County Yoga


Access Nova Scotia

Holiday Inn Express


Anchor Motors (Toyota)

VON of Pictou County

Johnson Insurance

Sunrise Brokerage

Global Pet Foods

S.R. Proactive Health & Physiotherapy Ltd.

Heritage Gas

Coco Beach Tanning and Salon

Proudfoots Home Hardware

Aberdeen Mall

Businesses located in the centre: 

Giant Tiger

Value Village

Citi Financial

For Lease

A.P. Reid

Great Canadian Dollar Store

Money Mart

Aberdeen Walk-In Clinic



ActiveLife Physiotherapy & Massage Clinic

Dunsiger MacDonald & Associates

Crombie REIT

Grant Thornton

Scotia Wealth Management & Bankruptcy

Mac, Mac & Mac Law Offices

Supplement King

Goodlife Fitness

ActiveLife Physiotherapy

Westside Plaza New Glasgow

Businesses located in the shopping plaza:



Pet Valu

The UPS Store

Easy Home



Highland Square Mall

Leasing Manager for Highland Square Mall- Angela Cormier- Crombie REIT (902) 928-2071

Businesses located in the mall:

A and W



Bell Aliant

Bentley Leathers


Canadian Tire

Celine Nails

Charm Diamond Centre


Connect Hearing

EB Games





Head Shoppe

Highland Cellular

Highland News

Highland Shoe Repair

Laura Secord


Maritime Travel

Marks Work Warehouse



Mobile Snap


Payless Shoe Source



Sport Chek


Tartan Blade

The Source

Tim Hortons

Tip Top

Warehouse One

Wicker Emporium


Wireless Wave

Walmart (freestanding)

McDonald’s (inside Walmart)

Burger King (freestanding)

Stellarton Road New Glasgow

Noftall Dentist

CIBC Wood Gundy

Salon 254

River Hill Dental

Hebel’s Restaurant

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County

GCR Tire

Dr. Punke

LA Massage

Westside Bistro

Quality Cleaners

Coast Tire

The Brick

Chediac Brand Source Home Furnishings

New Glasgow Vet Clinic

Results Realty

Forbes New to You

Crofter’s Steak House

MacIntyre Physiotherapy

Lee’s Frenchys

Lou’s Drive Up Diner

West River Greenhouse

Westville Road New Glasgow

DQ Dairy Queen

Andy’s Tire

Pictou County Crossfit

Graham’s Glass, Mirror and Doors

Tim Horton’s

MacGillivray Fuels

Miss Carla’s Dance Studio

SFL Simply for Life

Scotia Gold Country Store

Enterprise Car Rental

Bob Allen’s


Target Mazda

Ceilidh Honda

Honda Powercentre

Herron GM

Superstore Fuels

Atlantic Superstore

Eastern Tire

Highland Square Mall

Wonder Auto

Burger King


Atlantic Dodge Chrysler Jeep


Swiss Chalet


Comfort Inn

Tim Hortons


Central Nova Motors

Appleseed Restaurant

Central Amusement

Pictou County Wellness Centre

Stone’s Superior Homes

Prestige Homes

Proudfoot Motors

Alma Homes

Pictou County Glass

Pictou County Cycle

Bill Stewart’s

Main Street Westville

Needs Convenience

Benvies Taxi

Lawton’s Drugs

Doctors Office

Beauty Salon

Car Wash

Bell Building

Canada Post

Barking Beauties

Hands on Learning Centre



New Dimensions

Krayons to Kaos


Alley Cats

Salvation Army

Scotia Bank

Royal Bank

Dan Thompson’s Income Tax


Barb’s Diner

Tim Horton’s

Foord Street Stellarton

Fast Fuel and Needs Convenience

Stellar Lighting

Museum of Industry

Quinn Properties (new development)

Bailey’s Chop Shop

Jen’s Li’l kids Daycare


O’Blenis Law

Crawford and Company

Sutherland Lawyers

Bubble Tree Baby Boutique

East Coast Pawn Stars

HBB Medical Inc

True North Windows and Doors

System Care Cleaning

Karma Massage

Tim Hortons

Skokes Hair Stylist

Archway Insurance

Hector Building Supplies

Assante Wealth Management

Gram’s Place Restaurant

Medical Hall Pharmacy

Andre’s Pizza

Andre’s Pizza Seats

King of Cups

Stellarton Town Hall

Stellarton Library

Stellarton Police

RBC Royal Bank

Friends Haircare

Sams Lounge and Restaurant

Cards and Things

Tobacco Shop

Yummalicous Candy Store

Benders Bites

Poulains Pharmacy

Foord Street Clinic

Final Touch Party Rentals

Second Edition

Knots and Tangles

Highland Community Residential Services



Skoke’s Insurance

Pictou County Centre for Sexual Health