Doing Business Here

Bridgewater’s economy is both stable and highly diversified.

The town has a large retail sector, ranging from automotive to consumer goods to numerous grocery and pharmacy outlets, serving the regional population of about 60,000 within a 30-minute drive.  Bridgewater also has a vibrant service sector with the largest concentration of business, professional, and related services in southwestern Nova Scotia.

The Town’s role as a regional service center for the South Shore is demonstrated in the breadth of service offerings available to service business. Accounting, finance, insurance, and legal services are well represented. Rounding out the local economy is our manufacturing base centered on Michelin and a strong concentration of health and education services.

Mayor Mitchell of Bridgewater.
Mayor of Bridgewater,
David Mitchell

Letter from Mayor Mitchell –
Inclusive Economic Growth Plan

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 four key elements:

Inclusive Economic Growth Plan

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 for you to be a part of that journey.