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ECBC is a Crown corporation established pursuant to Part II of the Government Organization Act, Atlantic Canada, 1987 (also known as the Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation Act). It is the principal federal government organization for economic development on Cape Breton Island and in Mulgrave, NS.
ECBC’s small geographical focus, local control and flexible mandate enable the Corporation to devise initiatives that are specific to local needs and priorities. The Corporation can take an executive leadership approach to economic challenges, bringing together all stakeholders in the local economy for direction and input.
As a Crown corporation, ECBC is a distinct legal entity reporting to Parliament through the Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
In addition to its own programs, ECBC is responsible for the delivery of ACOA's programs on Cape Breton Island as well as the environmental remediation and human resource obligations of the former Cape Breton development Corporation.
ECBC focuses on the major issues affecting the economy of Cape Breton Island and the Mulgrave area. Its mission statement reads:
In partnership with all levels of government, the private sector and other community stakeholders, ECBC will use its broad and flexible powers to assist, promote and co-ordinate efforts that foster an environment supportive of the generation of wealth to effect sustainable job creation throughout Cape Breton Island and Mulgrave.