Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia - Where History Meets Opportunity

Phone: 902.532.2043

Starting a Business in Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal provides excellent development opportunities in business. The Town and surrounding community welcomes and fosters entrepreneurship and new businesses every day. There are many significant opportunities in the area with unlimited growth potential. Let us help get you started! Prospective developers are encouraged to contact Town Hall at to obtain information on starting or relocating a business in Annapolis Royal.

Annapolis Board of Trade

A great resource to the area is the Annapolis Board of Trade. The ABoT is a membership organization of business owners in the Town of Annapolis Royal and 90 square miles of the surrounding Annapolis County area. Their primary objectives involve the fostering of trade and industry, the stimulation of civic development and the general promotion of the welfare of our community. Reach out to the Annapolis Board of Trade by contacting or visit their website

Annapolis Investment in Rural Opportunity (AIRO)

For a new business idea, or to expand an existing business there are a number of local and provincial business development services who are always ready to lend a hand. Locally, AIRO (Annapolis Investment in Rural Opportunity) is dedicated to the promotion of economic development in Annapolis Royal and district through action as an incubator, angel investor, and community development hub. To contact AIRO e-mail them at or visit their website

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) provides financial assistance to business in the following sectors/areas:

  • manufacturing & processing (involves value-added activity)
  • ocean industries, oil and gas, aerospace and defence
  • life sciences
  • tourism
  • aquaculture and fish
  • innovation (new or improved product, service, or process)
  • information and technology based industries
  • non-commercial services to business which are not personal in nature

For more information visit or phone 1-800-565-1228.

Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce (AVCC)

Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce (AVCC) is a strong united voice for business and works to ensure that business thrives in the Annapolis Valley. AVCC is a not-for-profit organization that provides member businesses with access to a variety of services such as group insurance, professional development and networking opportunities. AVCC celebrates and promotes the accomplishments of business people and their contribution to the valley. For more information visit, phone (902) 678-4634 or email

Annapolis Ventures

Business development services are also available through Annapolis Ventures.

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Provincial business assistance is available through Nova Scotia Business Inc.

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