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Who we are and What we do

Established in December of 2017, the Truro and Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity drives 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.


We exist to help businesses start, grow, overcome challenges and create opportunities. By helping businesses grow, we make our economy and our communities stronger.  

We promote the region to attract and retain talent.


We serve aspiring entrepreneurs & existing businesses. Helping these customers/beneficiaries prosper makes our community better and benefits the stakeholders.

Our Team

J. David Phillips
Chief Executive Officer

David leads the TCPEP effort to grow the economic prosperity of the Truro Colchester region. Working with his amazing team and collaborating with stakeholders across the region, David is deeply engaged in designing, executing, and supporting initiatives to drive business growth, attract people to our region, and remove barriers to the success of our communities.

Cell: (902) 222 8839

Email: david@trurocolchester.ca

Karen Putnam
Community & Business Liaison

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

Cell: (902) 997 1658

Email: karen@trurocolchester.ca

Jason Steele
Business Development Officer

Jason works part-time with the TCPEP to meet with local businesses one-on-one to discuss growth and help them connect to programs and services that can help.

Cell: (902) 890 5095

Email: jason@tcpep.ca

Our Board

Stephanie Jones, Chairperson

Owner / Operator, McDonald’s Restaurants

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.