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ACOA programs can help create the right conditions for inclusive growth in Atlantic Canada's communities, and recognize that diversity makes for better business.


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Lennox Island Development Corporation

Lennox Island Development Corporation

In the 1930s, the federal Department of Fisheries (as it was then known) operated a thriving oyster hatchery in Ellerslie, PEI. In the decades that followed, however, the marine centre fell into disrepair and the hatchery dried up.

Riverside Lobster International

Riverside Lobster International

In addition to enhancing productivity, Riverside is supporting workers in this rural area of Nova Scotia. The company is bringing in workers and their families to the community, so it has established accommodations for workers and created a subsidized daycare facility.

Shorefast Foundation

Shorefast Foundation

For Zita Cobb, growing up on Fogo Island in Newfoundland and Labrador was her entry into entrepreneurship and the world of business. The Fogo Island native is celebrated for her work in leading the creation of Fogo Island Inn and its role in helping to drive the economy of the tiny coastal island. 

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