TOP 10 REASONS TO BRING YOUR BUSINESS TO BERWICK
The Town of Berwick is open for new residents and business. It's a beautiful, safe, and affordable community with a prosperous and sustainable future!
For more information about economic development in Berwick and its surrounding areas, contact Julie Glaser, Director of Community Development, at (902) 538 4016 or by email.
1. BERWICK IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND COMMITTED TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Town has partnered with other organizations in the area to form an Economic Development Advisory Committee, which employs a coordinator tasked with promoting and facilitating economic development in the greater business for Berwick and its surrounding areas.
2. BERWICK RUNS ITS OWN ELECTRICAL UTILITY
As a result, 10% of our power is green (produced by hydro-electricity) AND we provide exceptional customer service. One powerline technician from Nova Scotia Power Inc serves FIVE TIMES as many customers as one powerline technician from the Berwick Eelectric Commission. We can focus on preventing issues before they happen, and deal with concerns FAST!
*Based on 2011 data from NSPI and the Berwick Electric Commission
3. WE HAVE A LARGE CATCHMENT AREA AND WE'RE ONLY 90 MINUTES FROM HALIFAX!
The Town of Berwick serves not only local residents in the surrounding areas of Kings County (population 60,000) as well as our neighbours in Eastern Annapolis County. Furthermore, the Town has several retail shopping destinations, a major regional office, and a regional health centre, all of which bring regular visitors to the area. Throughout the summer months, the Town hosts the United Church Camp which attracts over two thousand visitors who are anxious to see what Berwick and Area has to offer!
4. BERWICK IS GROWING ITS COMMERCIAL LOCATIONS
Berwick has identified future growth zones for commercial use, with opportunities for in-fill in the downtown core. The town also has available space for sale and lease in its Industrial Park. We can help you find your ideal location!
5. BERWICK OFFERS MANY SERVICES TO RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES
Berwick offers its residents and businesses access to a number of municipal services such as sewer, electrical maintenance, public works, Kings Transit, and Valley Waste.
6. BERWICK IS THE NEW HOME OF EDEN VALLEY POULTRY
Berwick is the new home of Eden Valley Poultry. This company is bringing hundreds of jobs and growth to the area, and we are very happy to welcome it to Berwick!
7. BERWICK HAS A TALENTED WORKFORCE
Berwick is within close proximity to the up and coming skilled workforce. The Town is centrally located between Nova Scotia Community College's two valley campuses, and is very near to Acadia University. The area also has a talented pool of experienced skilled labour workers. New employees have never been more accessible.
8. BERWICK RUNS FIBRE THROUGH TOWN, MAKING DATA UPLOADING & DOWNLOADING FAST
Berwick could be the hub of the province's digital economy! The Valley Community Fibre Network runs fibre through town, which can enable businesses to upload and download large amounts of data FAST!
9. ENTREPRENEURS HAVE FLOURISHED IN BERWICK
From craft stores to transport companies to maternity shops, Berwick is home to a number of unique entrepreneurs an locally owned businesses. These locally owned and operated enterprises have thrived thanks to a large contingent of residents who shops local.
10. BERWICK HAS A VERY LOW CRIME RATE
Local RCMP officers participate in a range of rime prevention programs targeting both the residential and business communities including after-hour checks on businesses and vehicle anti-theft programs. This ensures that the town continues to be safe, scenic, and boasts an excellent quality of life!