As the regional centre of the South Shore, we are the spark that powers prosperity through the talent of our people and our exceptional quality of life.
Through progressive governance and strong leadership, we serve the people, organizations and businesses of Bridgewater.
Strong thriving communities don’t just happen by accident. They’re the product of careful planning, thoughtful visioning, inclusive thinking, and an eye toward the cutting edge.
For years, our community of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, has embraced this ideal for what makes a community that works. As a result, over the past 15 years, we have watched our community blossom as the Main Street of the South Shore, becoming one of the fastest-growing communities in Atlantic Canada.
Ensuring our community’s growth and emergence is sustainable and attractive to future investors and residents is an ongoing effort and it requires vigilance and vision.
That’s why the Town of Bridgewater has developed our new Inclusive Economic Growth Plan. Our plan is built upon on four key elements:
Initiatives to expand the Bridgewater Business Park, grow and attract business, new housing, and investment.
DEVELOPING OUR GREEN ECONOMY
Initiatives to build on Bridgewater’s leadership in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy poverty reduction goals towards a sustainable, environmentally sound and low-carbon economy.
EMBRACING AN INCLUSIVE AND DIVERSE COMMUNITY
Initiatives to develop a more welcoming and diverse community, grow our population and encourage more newcomers to make Bridgewater their new home.
INVESTING IN OUR INFRASTRUCTURE AND ASSETS
Initiatives of other Core Programs, Departments and Services of the Town which support and directly impact economic and community development.
We invite you to review our Inclusive Economic Growth Plan in detail and to reach out to us if you have comments, questions or want to know more about our town.
Bridgewater is poised for its next boom over the coming decade. We’d love you to be a part of that journey.
RESOURCES AND REPORTS
► Inclusive Economic Growth Plan (click to download)
► Phase I: Future Economic Growth & Market Analysis, Town of Bridgewater (click to download)
► Phase II: Economic Development Strategy Background Report (click to download)
► Phase III: Bridgewater Resident and Business Survey - December 2021 (click to download)