Doing Business in Antigonish

Business Directory

Antigonish serves as the retail and service sector heart of Eastern Nova Scotia. You can find an impressive array of services and shops located throughout Antigonish Town & County.  An online business directory for the Town and Municipality of the County of Antigonish can be found at Visit Antigonish.

Antigonish Means Business

Thinking of opening a business, investing or re-locating? The Antigonish area is home to a highly educated workforce amidst a growing population. Economic stability is provided by the educational and health services. With a central location and time zone benefits, close proximity to the largest city in Atlantic Canada, and competitive business costs, the Antigonish area possesses strategic advantages for entrepreneurs and corporations alike.

Access Nova Scotia

Access Nova Scotia is a provincial government initiative through Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations designed to improve access to government information, programs and services. Access Centres provide information on provincial permits, approvals and licenses for businesses.

Antigonish Chamber of Commerce

The Antigonish Chamber of Commerce actively develops and lobbies business policy positions and organizes special events that provide members with networking opportunities and education.

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

ACOA provides financial assistance to businesses in manufacturing and processing, tourism, aquaculture, innovation and technology as well as non-commercial services which are not personal in nature. The Area Account Manager for Antigonish County is Chris Storseth. Phone: (902) 867-6075.

Northern Opportunities for Business Limited (NOBL)

NOBL is a flexible term loan program for small and medium-sized businesses, offering up to $125,000 in financing for business start-ups, expansions and other business purposes. They also provide equity loans for young entrepreneurs and administer the Self Employment Benefit (SEB) program.

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