Economic Development

Pictou County is rated the most cost competitive community in Canada in which to do business by the KPMG Competitive Alternatives Study 2006.

The Town of Pictou, centrally located on the Northumberland Shore, is an ideal location to start a small or medium sized business, as well as raise a family and enjoy a high quality of life. There are many resources to assist you in investing or starting a business in Pictou.

Town of Pictou
Town of Pictou staff can help direct you to the appropriate agency to assist you, provide local business contacts, and provide general information on the Town's economy, taxes, bylaws, and development opportunities. Contact the Town of Pictou at 485-4372

Pictou Business and Marketing Society (PBMS)
Pictou Business is comprised of downtown merchants and organizations. The organization helps promote the Town of Pictou and facilitates development in the downtown area. Contact: Luke Young, Chair (902) 485-3435

Pictou County Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce is a network of Pictou County businesses and professionals from a variety of sectors. The Chamber of Commerce advocates on behalf of the local business community.

Tourism Investment in the Town of Pictou
Tourism has played an increasingly important role in the economy of the Town of Pictou in recent years and represents one of its greatest opportunities for future business development in the area. For more information on investing in tourism contact:

•Pictou Recreation and Parks
•Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores Association email:
•Nova Scotia Tourism Investment Website