A partnership between the Province of Nova Scotia and seven municipal units, the Western Regional Enterprise Network(Western REN) leads an extensive network of business and public sector partnerships. This network works to create a business and investment friendly environment in Southwest Nova Scotia.

With a focus on workforce, business succession, and infrastructure improvements, the Western REN has been Informing,Connecting, and Accelerating economic development since 2014. The approach balances direct business-facing services with region-wide collaborations for overcome immediate challenges to rural economic development.