Georgetown Conference 2014

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia - August 26, 2014. It is widely known that small rural communities in Atlantic Canada are struggling to get by. A group of individuals in Nova Scotia have banded together to organize a regional conference to address the issues with fresh ideas. The conference entitled “Local Prosperity: New Economics for Rural Canada” (, ran successfully from April 9-12, 2015, in Annapolis County.

Gregory Heming, an Annapolis County municipal councilor and President of the Centre for Local Prosperity, says, “Finding solutions to the increasing economic, social and ecological disintegration of small rural communities may seem difficult, but practical and achievable solutions are possible. There are many examples from which we can draw inspiration.”