A PLACE TO THRIVE

Our Key Sectors

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Arts, Culture + Recreation
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Business Services
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Construction
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Industrial Development
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Green Industry
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Niche Manufacturing / Value Added

Why Invest in the Municipality of Chester?

No . 1

Quality of Life

The Municipality of Chester welcomes new residents to its diverse community, where they’ll find an enviable lifestyle with a long list of advantages.

No . 2

Strategic Location

With Atlantic Canada's economic hub only 60km away, The Municipality of Chester is an ideal location to easily connect with customers and suppliers.

No . 3

Access to Talent

Businesses in the Municipality can leverage The City of Halifax’s workforce of 432,000 strong all within a 40 minutes drive.

No . 4

Highly Skilled Workers

54% of the local labour force hold an apprenticeship or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree.

No . 5

Research and Innovation

Harness the power of Canada’s University Capital with 10 universities, 13 community college campuses and 50,000 students.

No . 6

Cost of Doing Business

The Municipality of Chester is an incredibly cost-competitive place to own and operate a business.

meet the south shore

Beautiful, Strategic Location

SURROUNDED BY SKILLS

World Class Talent

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40-minute drive from Canada’s University Capital with 50,000 students, 10 universities and 13 community college campuses.

The Municipality of Chester is home to approximately 10,310 people and due our proximity to Halifax, our commercial sector has the added value of being able to draw from their workforce of 432,000 strong. Over 40% of residents commute outside of the Municipality, with approximately 30% of those working in Halifax.

We're Invested

Our focus is making this a great place.


From beautification projects to grants and scholarships, The Municipality of Chester is committed to investing time and resources to help better the economic and social well-being of the more than two dozen communities who call it home.

Strength of Local Government

Striking the optimal balance.


The Municipality of Chester's government is business friendly, fiscally responsible and focused on maintaining the right mix of services, taxes and regulation. We engage in innovative initiatives and are accountable to the people we serve each and every day.

The numbers don’t lie

Chester Cost Advantages

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Chester Municipality

Residents who spend 30% or more of their income on shelter costs:

18.6%

Average Home Cost:

$284,000

Average Salary:

$59,000

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Barrie, Ontario

Residents who spend 30% or more of their income on shelter costs:

29.3%

Average Home Cost:

$822,000

Average Salary:

$61,000

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Burnaby, BC

Residents who spend 30% or more of their income on shelter costs:

34.9%

Average Home Cost:

$946,000

Average Salary:

$63,000

Chester Erin Portrait Master-v2-1

Contact Erin to learn more about why Chester might be the right fit for you.

Erin Lowe
Senior Economic Development Officer