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Kentville places 7th on the 2016 Canadian Entrepreneurial Index

Posted on October 18, 2016

Today marks the release of CFIB’s 9th annual report: Entrepreneurial Communities: Canada’s top places to start and grow businesses in 2016 – which ranks the most entrepreneurial cities. Mayor David Corkum is very pleased to announce that Kentville has placed 7th overall!  

Besides measuring core statistics such as business start-ups and self-employment, these rankings also incorporate direct measures of business climate – namely the actual perspectives of a community’s business owners. We were happy to see five Nova Scotia communities included in the report this year, and Kentville has placed 7th overall!

Overview of Kentville’s entrepreneurial climate:
• Kentville placed in 7th position.
• This is the best score for a community in Atlantic Canada.
• There was a significant reversing of the trend in the number of business establishments – 7% loss in 2015 compared to 1% gain in 2016.
• There was also a gain in building permits.

CFIB is a non-partisan, not-for-profit, political action organization dedicated to giving independent businesses a greater voice at all levels of government on important issues like taxation, regulation, government spending, and more.

Said Corkum, “this recognition speaks very favorably to the current business environment in Kentville and we are pleased and proud that our town has ranked this well”.


Read the full report.2016-entrepreneurial-communities-report