Supportive Business Culture
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Affordable and available industrial sites
Read about two businesses that chose the Annapolis Valley location based on affordable and available real estate and development land.
Large manufacturers and exporters
Our major manufacturers include global companies, such as Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. and Xerium Technologies, Inc. (Weavexx Corporation), which have been operating and hiring in our communities for decades.
Some of the largest employers in the Annapolis Valley include Acadia University, Nova Scotia Community College (Kingstec and Annapolis Valley campuses), Canadian Forces Base Greenwood and hospitals. The largest private-sector employers include manufacturers, such as Michelin North America (Canada) Inc., CKF Inc. (Canadian Keyes Fibre), and Xerium; food processors, such as Eden Valley; Eassons Transport; private or charity nursing/seniors/health care services; large farming operations; and national/multinational supermarket chains and department stores. The largest employers by industry (2015) are retail trade (13.4 percent), health care and social assistance (12.6 percent), public administration (9.7 percent), manufacturing (8.8 percent), education (8 percent), construction (7.7 percent), and agriculture/forestry/fishing (6.5 percent).
High-capacity broadband backbone
The Valley Community Fibre Network is a high-capacity fibre-optic backbone network that connects the Annapolis Valley region of Nova Scotia with the provincial capital of Halifax. It spans 200 km and augments the region’s digital infrastructure.