The community’s retail park, the Truro Power Centre, is thriving, securing close to a dozen tenants since it opened in 2001. Located along the province's busiest highway, the Truro Power Centre is well-positioned for economic growth. Truro Power Centre businesses include a multiplex theatre, sit-down and drive-through restaurants, a 50-room hotel, a recreational vehicle retailer, a service station, an aquaculture facility and the Glooscap Heritage Centre. Building on success, Millbrook has completed the second phase of the park's development. This phase saw an additional nine hectares cleared for roads, water and sewer at a cost of $ 4.5 million.
Truro Power Centre Phase 2, ready for development.
A total of 32 hectares along Highway 102 is allocated for lease and development in the Power Centre's business plan. Twelve hectares were developed and leased as part of phase one. Recently completed phase two has nine hectares ready for development, another eleven hectares to the South will remain as part of phase three.
Pacrim Hospitality Services of Halifax developed and manages the successful Super 8 Motel located at the Truro Power Centre. Glenn Squires, CEO of Pacrim, says Millbrook's practical business model works well for the firm, one of Canada's largest privately-owned hotel management companies. "We enjoy working with Millbrook and had a great experience with the partnership model, which works to the advantage of all," says Squires. "The relationship is very collaborative and geared to a win-win over the duration of any given project. We have done several quite successful projects with Millbrook and plan to do more in the future." The Band's Economic Development team has worked together for a number of years. An Important component in their decision making has been the ability to collectively discuss options, problems, etc.. and make the right decisions.
“Effective partnership with businesses which provides employment and service to the band community members, Colchester County and on a Nova Scotia wide basis.” -Chief Bob Gloade, Millbrook First Nation
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