The province is helping the Municipality of the District of Shelburne capitalize on recent business growth and expand the local industrial park to accommodate new development. The Shelburne Harbour Industrial Park will add 18 lots, preparing the area for further development, more economic opportunity and new jobs. “Industries like shipbuilding and aquaculture are growing in Shelburne and across the province, and everyone is looking to make the most of those big opportunities,” said Mr. Belliveau. “This expansion project will help the Shelburne area continue to grow and attract new businesses and more good jobs to the area, ensuring many more people can work, live and raise a family in Nova Scotia.” The municipality will use $100,000 in provincial economic development funding to help transform 12 hectares in the industrial park into lots for marine-sector businesses. A lengthened road, power, water and sewer services will all be extended to the new lots. “The Shelburne Industrial Park represents a great opportunity to grow the local economy and create sustainable employment, particularly in marine industries like aquaculture and oil and gas,” said Municipality of the District of Shelburne Warden Roger Taylor. “This project allows the park to be investment-ready and puts us in a position to capitalize on existing opportunities in the marine sector.” The industrial park is one of the most important pieces of community economic infrastructure in the District of Shelburne. Any ongoing costs related to the expansion project will be managed by the municipality. Local business owner Glen Aylward welcomed the news. His company, Aylward Fibreglass, is in the industrial park. “This is another great step forward for the Shelburne Harbour Industrial Park, and the entire community,” said Mr. Aylward. “Aylward Fibreglass has been expanding, and it’s exciting to see the industrial park growing, too. I’m looking forward to new businesses moving in and more people working in the area.” In 2010, the province invested $8.8 million in Irving Shipbuilding’s $16.6-million upgrade project to modernize and refurbish Shelburne Ship Repair. In 2012, the province announced it would invest $25 million toward Cooke Aquaculture’s $150-million expansion of its Nova Scotia operations in Shelburne, Truro and Digby.