Business Services

The comparatively low cost of doing business, diverse labour force and proximity to both Halifax and the U.S, all make The Municipality of Chester a low risk, high benefit option for business services providers.

By the numbers

Key Sector Stats





Our Business Services sector features a 1 day global time zone advantage linking the US and Europe on the same workday, a 4% lower Cost of Living when compared to the National Average, about 60 minutes drive to Halifax Stanfield International Airport and 55 Financial, Information, Real Estate and Professional Services firms.

Why move your Business here?


Comparatively low development charges and tax rates


Diverse workforce - 5.4% of residents were born outside of Canada.


Our Cost of Living is 4% lower than the National Average


The Municipality of Chester's government is business friendly


Three quarters of people report a strong sense of “belonging to a community”

Asset 1

$389,000 Average home price (national average of $746,000)

There are 9 fibre optic network expansion projects are recently completed or underway in the Municipality of Chester


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

Olivia Corkum, BA, ADpPR, MPA
Economic Development Officer