We love where we live

Who we are and What we do

Established in December of 2017, the Truro and Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity is a fresh, new organization driving economic development in the Colchester region of Nova Scotia.

We are a group of business and community leaders who want to grow our region through small business support and community development. 

We are a PARTNERSHIP of the local business community (through the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce), the Towns of Truro and Stewiacke, The Municipality of the County of Colchester, Millbrook First Nation and the Nova Scotia Government.

PROMOTE THE COLCHESTER REGION AS AN EXCELLENT PLACE TO LIVE, WORK, AND DO BUSINESS

Our region is awesome. We have great businesses, amazing community assets and a lifestyle offering that’s attractive to people and businesses. We’re working with local organizations and committees to do a better job telling our story.

SUPPORT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Strong local businesses create job opportunities and drive economic growth. We help existing businesses understand their needs and link them to local services and programs.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, ATTRACTION & RETENTION

We will assist employers with recruitment support to provide resources, tools and networks that will help them recruit and retain talent in the region.

Our Team

Brennan Gillis
CEO

Brennan connects with businesses, residents and newcomers to provide support using his background in business development.

Jason Steele
Business Development Officer

Jason meets with local businesses one-on-one to discuss growth and help them connect to programs and services that can help.

Lindsey Van Kroonenburg
Community & Business Liaison

Whether recruiting physicians or other skilled professionals, Lindsey helps local businesses promote our region to prospective talent, provides community tours and leads a team of committed Truro Colchester Ambassadors.

Matthew Berrigan
Connector Manager

Matthew helps newcomers and recent graduates connect with the right business people to build their networks and create new opportunities in our region.

Our Board

Mark Wood, Chairperson

“As an international ocean-tech entrepreneur, I love working together with other Truro Colchester businesses to grow our region.”

Our Business Supporters

Local businesses and individuals support the Truro and Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity. Their financial support is coordinated through the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce. These organizations are committed to investing in Colchester’s future economic growth.