Yesterday, the federal government announced a non-repayable contribution of $1 million to the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth for significant upgrades to the 62 Rcom Drive in the Hebron Business Park. The Municipality is also contributing $1 million towards the project.
The infrastructure upgrades are the result of co-ordinated support from all levels of government, along with regional partners. They also collaborated to entice Millennium1 Solutions to establish operations in the facility, where renovations are being completed. The move resulted in 100 new jobs for people in the surrounding rural community, with the potential to add another 200 jobs in the future.
1. Federal, provincial and municipal partners collaborated with local stakeholders, including the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), Ignite Atlantic, Université Sainte-Anne and the Western Regional Enterprise Network, to help Millennium1 become Yarmouth area’s newest business in Hebron Business Park.
2. Millennium 1 Solutions is a Canadian digital contact solutions firm with 40 years of experience providing customer support and services to the financial, loyalty, insurance, government, retail and health sciences sectors.
3. Web.com, the facility’s previous tenant, closed its Yarmouth operations in 2020, resulting in the loss of 200 local jobs.
4. Federal funding for this project is through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s (ACOA) Innovative Communities Fund (ICF).
5. Support for Millennium1 was previously announced by the Province of Nova Scotia on June 11, 2020 and July 28, 2020.