The Municipality works proactively to offer an attractive environment for responsible business development throughout the District.
Strategically located Green Field Opportunities
Among other key assets, the District of Guysborough offers the best deep-water, ice-free port on the East Coast. The planned Melford Terminal would be the closest port to Europe and Asia via the Suez Canal. At the Melford Industrial Land Reserve , the Municipality offers green field industrial development, unencumbered by urban encroachment or antiquated systems.
The TransCanada Highway in Nova Scotia lies just to the north of the District, as does the rail line that connects to markets all over North America.
Aggregate and Mining
The District hosts Martin Marietta’s highly efficient aggregate mining operation near Mulgrave on the Strait of Canso. A second quarry, proposed by Vulcan Materials, the United States’ largest producer of construction aggregate, is planned for Black Point near Canso.
The District’s long gold mining heritage is approaching a period of renewal. New technologies have allowed for the expansion of known deposits. Anaconda Mining plans a major gold project for Goldboro. As well, deposits of rare earth metals are generating growing interest.
Pieridae Energy’s fully permitted $10B Goldboro LNG facility is planned for Goldboro. The final investment decision is expected in 2021, to be followed by a major construction project.
The District was the first municipality in the province to invest in, build and own a major wind energy project. At Hazel Hill, the Sable Wind project harnesses the power of winds that are among the strongest in the province.
With about 4,000 kilometres of varied coastline and scenic forest trails, the District is perfect for eco-tourism and outdoor recreation development.
The Municipality of the District of Guysborough, along with its partners in economic development, is able and ready to help potential investors – big and small – understand and seize the opportunities available now and in the future.