Unique retail combined with brand name stores make Queens the ideal place for further development. Liverpool is the commercial centre for the County, but Caledonia also boasts some delightful stores serving the residents of North Queens. Those involved in the creative arts are drawn to this area and their galleries and studios provide a colourful and alternative shopping experience.
An "escape" destination, Queens offers boundless opportunities for business development in the wellness sector. There are several day spas and activities like yoga retreats and boot camp classes for which the woodlands and soothing ocean waves provide the perfect backdrop. In addition, we are home to a wide variety of specialists, from general practitioners, an internal medicine specialist, and dentists, to massage therapists, chiropractors, optometrists, home care and pharmacies.
Agriculture in Queens is valued at just under $2 million, with 35 farms reporting sales over $2500. Nearly half of the industry produces miscellaneous specialty goods and just under a third are involved in beef production. Included in specialty agricultural products are greenhouse operations (some organic) and Christmas trees. There is increased interest in market gardening and some producers are exploring the potential for commercial grape growing.
Since 2011 Queens has been participating in the South West Nova Scotia Temperature and Solar Radiation Study. The 2014 Climate Data Study Project and data from previous years is available here.
Van Dyk's Health Juice Products Ltd. - award winning wild blueberry juice. Member of Taste of Nova Scotia. Case van Dyk , owner, is a recent inductee into the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame. This is what the New York Times had to say about Van Dyk's juice: "Sip some rich, intense Van Dyk's Wild Blueberry Juice from Nova Scotia and instead of wintry gloom, think camping among the pines in August and berry picking near a meadow." Florence Fabricant.
Queens County has a diverse, year-round seafood harvesting, processing, and marketing industry. Lobster, groundfish, shellfish, and aquaculture (shellfish and finfish production) are harvested and processed in our area.
ApEx is Atlantic Canada's largest hospitality trade show, attracting leading suppliers and foodservice professionals from throughout the region. A complete range of food and beverage products and services are on display at the show's 350 booths. Click here to visit the ApEx website.
Mersey Seafoods Ltd. - shrimp and scallops.
IT is a new and growing sector in Queens. With complete broadband connectivity and fibre op available in select communities, Queens is an ideal location to enjoy the best of both worlds - outdoor living away from the crowds combined with online access to world markets in an advantageous time zone. Check out the Nova Scotia Business Inc. video below on the benefits of relocating your gaming company to Nova Scotia.
HGS Canada - An inbound call centre has been a part of our community for over 9 years.
Generating almost $25 million in revenues and $5.9 million in direct income, tourism in Queens is a major industry. There is enormous growth potential due to the strong natural and cultural history product, as we are a part of the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere. Our pristine beaches, lush parks, endless rivers and rich history make the area an ideal "escape" destination for visitors from all over. For more information, go to the Visit section of our website.
Best Western Plus Liverpool Hotel and Conference Centre - year round award winning hotel.
While one of our traditional industries, the forestry sector continues to innovate and now employs people at various levels in: resource harvesting, lumber production sawmills, biomass production as well as in the spinoff trucking industry.
Harry Freeman and Son Ltd. - variety of wood products including pre-fabricated buildings
Kent Building Centre/ J&H Industries, Ltd. - wood products facility manufacturing roof and floor trusses, building supplies
East Coast Panelized Wall Systems - producing a faster and more efficient system for residential wall construction.
Former Bowater Mersey Mill Site Potential to Turn into Mecca for Forestry Innovation: Progress Media Article
Liverpool's new InnovaCorp Demonstration Centre for Resource-Based Bioeconomy located at the former Bowater Mersey mill site has the potential to turn Liverpool into a mecca for forestry innovation in the post-paper world and transform the forestry industry of Atlantic Canada along with it by piloting everything from biofuel to wood-based laminates to plastics that could someday replace fibreglass. Click here to read the complete article.