Economic Development

Our economic development team works to attract new businesses to the town and encourage the expansion and retention of existing businesses within our community. We're here to create the right climate for businesses to succeed through strategic investments in community and infrastructure development.

If you're interested in setting up a new business or exploring investment opportunities, we will work closely with you to ensure your needs are met – and that the right tools and resources are at your fingertips. 

Why Invest in Yarmouth?

Thinking of investing in Yarmouth? As the regional economic business hub for southwest Nova Scotia, Yarmouth supports significant levels of development spending. We know that if we're going to sustain a strong economic presence on the provincial and national stage, we must constantly reinvent ourselves to attract investors and a high caliber of talent.

We had no choice but to innovate, so we became the best place to host a street party, create new world-class technologies, and get a community fully connected to the world. Your business can live here – right on the edge! Learn more about our team and starting a business in Yarmouth, including our Community Economic Profile.

Essential Business Contacts

Looking to take your business opportunity to the next level? Here are some essential contacts.

Business Startup

BizPaL is an online service that helps you find the permits and licences you may require when starting or operating your business. Spend less time with red tape, and more time building your business! It's free to use, and available 24/7.

Business Directory and Organizations

Yarmouth's business directory profiles local retailers, manufacturers, distributors and professional services firms – the operations that have helped us become a regional business hub. Plus, regional organizations like the Western Regional Enterprise Network, Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce, and Atlantic Community Business Development Corporation.

Community Directory

From schools, community groups, and museums to doctors, lawyers, and contractors, our Community Directory is designed to help all residents – both newcomers and old timers – find your way to the large number of community groups, recreational bodies, government services and helping agencies.

Please notify us of changes to the directory so that we may offer an up-to-date information. You can send revisions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call (902) 742-1505, or write to:

Economic Development – Town of Yarmouth
400 Main St.
Yarmouth, NS B5A 1G2

If you're not currently listed in the directory, and wish to have your business or organization listed, please email the following information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (there is no charge to participate):

  • company/organization name
  • address
  • phone number
  • fax number
  • email
  • website
  • company profile description

Finding Talent

The Town of Yarmouth has a wealth of talent in a variety of sectors – including fishing, retail, tourism, digital and media services, professional services, and a growing student force. Learn about how we're supporting our local workers along with local agencies.

Incentive Initiatives

Many governmental and private organizations offer financial incentives to assist local businesses in successfully reaching their goals – from capital investment to grants for digital media, exports, training, and more.

Real Estate

Yarmouth's economic development team are your go-to resource for information on available sites and buildings, vacant industrial and commercial developments, office and retail space, as well as vacant land situated in the town.

Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest News & Notices and Programs & Initiatives

Economic Development

Natalie Smith – Economic Development Officer
Phone: (902) 742-1505
Cell: (902) 307-4203
Fax: (902) 749-1474
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pdf Town of Yarmouth Community Economic Profile (13.49 MB)

pdf 25 Things to Know About Yarmouth (504.75 MB)

pdf Town of Yarmouth Fast Facts (327 KB)

pdf Town of Yarmouth Community Assets Map (2.84 MB)

pdf Progress on the Edge of Everywhere (2015) (1.61 MB)

pdf Developable Land Guide (260.48 MB)

Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood

Contacts

Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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