A place for business
The District of Guysborough welcomes and encourages business and industrial development of all types. The Municipal government is committed to attracting and supporting business. The District has a new land use plan that clearly defines the potential and the requirements for business, industrial and all other land use developments.
With the lowest residential tax rate in Nova Scotia and a very competitive business/commercial property tax rate, along with labour costs generally lower than in more urban parts of Nova Scotia, the District of Guysborough offers many advantages. Land is readily available.
The District hosts the east coast’s finest harbour and Canada’s second busiest port (as measured in tonnage) - the Strait of Canso. A Superport is in the planning and early development stages on the District’s coast at Melford. Nova Scotia's gas comes ashore in the District at Goldboro.
Our natural resource strengths have traditionally been fishing – Canso was the first permanent European fishing port in North America – and forestry. Those strengths persist as does the District’s mining potential which includes proven gold deposits and significant rare earth metal indications.
Tourism is a natural in this unspoiled, coastal region. Wildlife, outdoor recreation-based tourism and eco-tourism all have great potential.
The business climate in the District of Guysborough is good. The outlook is great.