Business Resources & Partners

The Cape Breton Partnership

The Cape Breton Partnership is Cape Breton-Unama’ki’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our Island as a great place to live and invest; growing a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship; and connecting entrepreneurs and
companies to the resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Federal Government Agency, works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative, and productive.

The Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst for business growth by listening and advocating for members’ needs. Its vision is to create a strong business community through collaboration, networking, advocacy and education. More information can be found through the Membership coordinator at


Since 1981, this organization has been providing valuable business development services, assisting more than 1,400 businesses with start-ups and expansions.

Community Economic Development Investment Fund (CEDIF)

Individuals can make investments in order to help them raise the capital needed to open or operate a business.

Develop Nova Scotia

Develop Nova Scotia is responsible for strategic economic infrastructure and prosperity across the province. It works closely with partners, stakeholders, and industries that contribute to the economic growth of the province.


Innovacorp is an early stage venture capital organization designed to meet the needs of promising companies specializing in technology.

Nova Scotia Cooperative Council

The Nova Scotia Cooperative Council offers the small business loan guarantee program and the immigrant small business loan program.

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Provincial Government business development agency, helping businesses grow with a focus on developing new exporters and attracting innovative, globally competitive companies to Nova Scotia.

Strait Area Chamber of Commerce

The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce is a business development organization that promotes, improves and protects trade and commerce. Its vision is to make the Strait area one of the best regions to live, invest, work and conduct business. More information can be found at