The Digby and Area Board of Trade (DABT) welcomes you to its official Web site. Here you will find information about our association and the active and growing business community in the area of Digby.
For over a century the Digby and Area Board of Trade has served the business interests and aspirations of one of Nova Scotia’s most storied and successful seaports, positioned on the periphery of one of North America’s most sustainable and lucrative fisheries. The fishery is and has been the main industry over the years. Lobster, scallop and ground fish are the foremost species fished at this time. Other important industries in the area include forestry, farming, fur industry and tourism.
However, pressing for greater awareness that Digby is Nova Scotia’s “Fundy Port”, with major multimillion dollar port facility improvements now being implemented, the Digby and Area Board of Trade has most recently been at the forefront in support of private businesses, local entrepreneurs and all levels of government in pursuit of development of renewable energy initiatives. This has been especially rewarding as we witness the increased global interest in our area from proponents with renewable tidal energy proposals.
With currently over 40 members the DABT is actively proceeding with an aggressive new membership recruitment campaign, and the results are already beginning to show with increased attendance at meetings and a business community attitude that reflects a positive, “can do” approach to economic development and our commercial future.