How we advocate for you
The Chamber supports and empowered businesses in the CBRM. As the voice for business, we work alongside our members to influence public policy and shape the political agenda. The Chamber is a visible, active, and engaged advocate on several files and projects in our region, working collaboratively and frequently with all three levels of government and other economic development and community organizations.
Revitalization of Rail on Cape Breton Island
Strategic public investment in significant infrastructure upgrades in Atlantic Canada will not only help to spur economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic but will also help modernize our communities and protect our environment.
Healthcare Attraction and Retention
Strong, reliable healthcare is critical to our economic success as a region. The attraction and retention of healthcare professionals to our region is integral to our ability to build a region that is both sustainable and prosperous.
Commercial Tax Reform
Our region’s commercial tax base is some of the highest in the entire country. This limits our ability for both investment attraction and regional growth. Reducing our tax rate will allow us to be a more competitive business environment that attracts and retains investment for our region.
The revitalization of Downtown Sydney is an important economic driver for all of Cape Breton. Achieving a strong downtown core will increase our tax base, create volume, support tourism and encourage investment.
Public and private sector investment is key to the success of our region. The Chamber works hard to continually find ways to encourage and cultivate economic development throughout CBRM, big and small.
The pandemic has had significant negative impacts on small businesses all around the world, including here in the CBRM. Over the next four years, the Chamber is dedicated to continuing to be the voice for our business community to our governments for economic recovery and pandemic supports.