Councillors in the Town of Mulgrave have passed a motion to join the Eastern Strait Regional Enterprise Network.
The move comes after the same agreement was decided in December, but councillors decided to hold off at April’s town council meeting.
The cost of the agreement is $9,927, which is pro-rated based on the term, but Ralph Hadley, the town’s mayor, said some of the money comes from funds saved when amalgamation talks with Guysborough officials broke down last year.
After Monday night’s town council meeting, Ralph Hadley, the town’s mayor, said the deal will benefit the municipality.
“They can look at small companies looking to relocate here- we have property and we have the resources in town here,” he said. “They will be able to market Mulgrave better than what we can do of attracting some small business or bringing in some companies.”
Hadley said REN reps will also play an important role in discussing options for Mulgrave Memorial Education Centre.
He said the deal is commencing now, but doesn’t officially start until the first of July; it runs until the first of March, when they can reevaluate.