Innovation

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Advantageous Tax, Regulatory and Funding Freedoms

The Truro Power Centre benefits from Aboriginal ownership with regulatory and tax freedoms that allow the Millbrook First Nation to partner with flexibility.

  • The area tax rate is established by the Millbrook First Nation Band Council and can be lower than municipal rates in the Town of Truro and Colchester County;
  • Business hours are not regulated by the Province of Nova Scotia at the Truro Power Centre;
  • Business signage at the Truro Power Centre is regulated by the Millbrook First Nation Band Council;
  • The Millbrook First Nation has access to funding and training opportunities unique to Aboriginal business.
     

“An important, refreshing and huge advantage of dealing with Millbrook is the Band’s demonstrated ability to make good business decisions quickly. Business can comply with all building standards and yet build expeditiously on Millbrook land because the Band makes planning decisions with efficiency.  Businesses dealing with Millbrook don’t waste a lot of money, time and lost opportunity waiting for approvals. A huge advantage!”

- Sean O’Connor, Nova Scotia Businessman
 

 

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"The model for the Power Center is to attract businesses who want to partner with us for long-term sustainability. We work with them to structure a jointly beneficial arrangement at the outset...and then let the company focus on running the operation--to do what they have expertise in doing."
- Lawrence Paul, Millbrook First Nation