Entrepreneurs looking for room to expand (and a prosperous customer base to support their growth) … Families searching for a vibrant community with abundant recreational, social and retail choices … Discerning citizens who want both a scenic setting and a short drive to Newfoundland’s urban core … Busy professionals looking for homes close to the hub of the island’s oil, gas and mining industrial activities …the Town of Conception Bay has everything you need…
Unlock your competitive advantage in the Town of Conception Bay South. It’s the second-largest municipality in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, second only to the capital city. This booming community has grown 13 per cent since 2006 and is projected to continue experiencing rapid growth rates in population, housing starts and income.
In 2000, the Town’s Municipal Plan identified significant tracts of land, with highway access, as having potential for large-format commercial and light-industrial uses. Since that time, the Town has re-designated the 90-acre area as a Regional Centre and branded it as the ‘gateway at Conception Bay South’. Ideally positioned on a sprawling vista overlooking Conception Bay, the new retail destination will include big boxes, mid boxes, strips and pads, complemented by a $21-million civic centre, making the gateway at Conception Bay South the ultimate ‘one stop’ destination. Renowned for its unparalleled location, the gateway will become a community and tourism attraction offering a full-service shopping experience in a remarkable and unique environment, adjacent to recreation facilities and walking trails.
With established zoning regulations and proven public support for these types of developments, the Town of Conception Bay South is ready and waiting to break ground for your business venture.
In the past decade, Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy has experienced tremendous growth, thanks in large part to offshore developments and forecasted investment dominated by resource extraction and manufacturing, including Vale Inco’s multi-billion-dollar nickel processing facility. With the Town of Conception Bay South’s relative proximity to these developments, the local commercial, industrial and residential sectors are projecting substantive continued growth. Conception Bay South is well located to capitalize on surging capital investments and a wave of residential construction, having already received $25 million in commercial investment since the turn of the millennium.
The Town boasts unique assets and resources that offer potential investment and development partners an inherent value proposition.
It’s more than a slogan: it defines who we are and where we’re headed. The energy and vibrancy of the Town of Conception Bay South is a product of our people: residents, business owners and visitors. From the preservation of our rich heritage to building a bright and thriving future for our children, we are a passionate community with a definite love of life. If you are looking for an expanding and supportive community to start a business, a safe place to raise a family or retire, or a beautiful place to visit and explore, look no further than Conception Bay South.
Bright people: Residents have a strong sense of community and enjoy a wonderful quality of life. They see the Town as a great place to raise a family, retire or establish a business. Residents are engaged in the future of the Town and are determined to keep it beautiful. This key mandate is evident in a number of civic organizations, particularly the Pride in Your Community Committee, Heritage Committee and Conception Bay South Parks Commission.
Bright living: Conception Bay South offers all the modern amenities for a lifestyle second to none. Nestled on the south side of Conception Bay, the Town has some of the best weather in the province. Enjoy a picnic at Topsail Beach or a hike along the coastline of the T’railway. There are many ways to enjoy the outdoors in our community. With three marinas, including the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club, the Town of Conception Bay South is a boater’s playground. A varied coastline offers spectacular views of Kelly’s Island, Little Bell Island, and Bell Island.
A number of voluntary community and sport groups give residents multiple opportunities to find like-minded individuals and participate in a wide array of activities. These groups benefit from a number of recreation facilities and programs for residents of all ages. Residents have access to playgrounds, soccer and rugby fields, a Recreation Complex housing a swimming pool and squash courts, as well as a hockey stadium, home of Kraft Hockeyville 2011. This bright Town is also slated to host the 2016 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games. A new $21.5-million arena is currently under construction and the Town’s new $10.5-million administrative building will commence construction in the near future.
Conception Bay South has modern and well-equipped high schools, junior high and elementary schools. Both private and public postsecondary education institutions also call Conception Bay South home, including the College of the North Atlantic’s Seal Cove Campus. This is the College’s petroleum training centre, offering entry level and continuing education programs for the companies involved in the province’s offshore petroleum industry.
Bright brand: The logo for the Town of Conception Bay South focuses on the town as a place of beauty, rich with green spaces and opportunities for leisure. The sun’s presence is suggested through the lush foliage, and outdoor play. This logo communicates a relaxed, yet youthful energy and positions Conception Bay South as a family-oriented community, which values its scenic coastline, landscape, waterways and recreational opportunities and which strives to ensure high standards of environmental protection, a vibrant commercial sector and an efficient street network, connecting safe, welldesigned neighbourhoods that enable healthy and active lifestyles.