The Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity (TCPEP) is pleased to welcome J. David Phillips to its Business Development team.

David is an international business leader with 30 years of industry experience developed from key executive positions with Microsoft, LVMH Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy and Acadian Seaplants.  David’s particular expertise is with marketing strategy and analysis, but he brings valuable business knowledge of strategic planning, business operations, new market entry, product development, market intelligence, and people leadership.

“David will be an amazing resource for Truro and Colchester businesses in need of professional advice and support,” comments Brennan Gillis, CEO. “Similar to the excellent work of Jason Steele, David will support both start-ups and existing businesses, helping them plan for growth and capitalize on new opportunities.”

In fiscal 2019-20, the TCPEP’s business development activity supported over 175 businesses, with 25 being start-ups. During the early COVID-19 pandemic, the TCPEP provided business crisis counselling to 145 local business. The TCPEP measures its impact on the local economy by tracking key progress indicators such as incremental revenue generation, workforce development, funding access, and other business performance areas.

“I grew up in Truro. Colchester is my home. So I’m really looking forward to spending my days helping local businesses to find their full potential,” David commented. “While my business career has taken me all over the world, I am really enthusiastic about applying my knowledge and experience to help local businesses in Truro and Colchester.”

The Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity is a Regional Enterprise Network funded by the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce, the Towns of Truro & Stewiacke, The County of Colchester, Millbrook First Nation, and the Province of Nova Scotia.  For more information about supports to business, please visit