News Release | Economic Development

Bill Casey – Economic Development

Cumberland County has tremendous untapped potential for economic growth and with Nova Scotia poised for a strong recovery, Cumberland North Liberal candidate Bill Casey wants to see the county share in that prosperity. With every indication there will be a Liberal Government after August 17th, Casey said it is important to have a strong voice at the table. “I will continue to work closely with our dynamic municipal leaders to maximize our strengths” Casey added. Included in Casey’s list of priorities for the constituency are:

Working collaboratively with our business community through the Cumberland Business Connector, CBDC, Amherst and Area Chamber of Commerce, Town of Amherst and Municipality of Cumberland
Exploring the potential for expansion of the Amherst and Area Industrial Park to attract new business and help existing businesses looking to expand

Assisting the Town of Amherst to realize its vision of construction of a new multi-purpose community complex
Working co-operatively with both the Federal and Provincial officials to make the case for Cumberland County as one of the country’s hydrogen hubs

Ensuring our historic and heritage properties get equal billing to similar projects in other parts of the province
Working to have tolls lifted for all commercial vehicles to level the playing field for Cumberland County businesses transporting goods to and from Halifax.

Fostering tourism and business growth for the port communities of Pugwash, Northport, Wallace, Malagash and Tidnish with establishment of a “Northumberland Port Trail” to create a destination area for Cumberland North
Joining with those in the agricultural sector to ensure food security and promote “buy local”.

A Rankin Government also has a plan to assist businesses by investing in innovation, green technology, and red-tape reduction. Innovation is the key to relevance in a post-pandemic world. Our plan for Nova Scotia businesses includes $45 million over five years to renew the Sustainability Innovation Rebate Program, which will:

Provide a 25 per cent rebate for businesses developing innovative solutions that increase their global relevance.
Support the purchase of green technology that modernizes business production. Secure good middle-class jobs by supporting companies in traditional and emerging sectors.

Help Nova Scotia businesses to sell more of their products in the province and around the world.

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