Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network (PCREN) names Scott Ferguson its new CEO

ScottPictou County, NS – The Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network (PCREN), the leading economic and business development organization for the region, has named Scott Ferguson its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). 

Ferguson brings more than 30 years of experience in economic development. Most notably, he was CEO of the World Trade Centres Association (New York), a global association dedicated to the effective operation of World Trade Centers (WTCs) as instruments for real estate investment and international trade. Ferguson also held the role of President and CEO of Trade Centre Limited, an organization that operated the World Trade Center Halifax, Scotia Bank Centre, and the Halifax Convention Centre. 

PCREN’s Board Chair, Ryan Fraser, said “Ferguson’s international recognition for his ability to foster organizational growth will help move the PCREN into its next phase, post-start-up. We are thrilled to have his leadership at the PCREN and to have Scott as a resident of Pictou County.”

The PCREN, funded both provincially and municipally, drives economic and business development in Pictou County. The PCREN initiates, leads, and contributes to sustainable economic growth in the region by fostering a culture of collaboration, navigating organizations to the resources they need, and engaging in meaningful economic development projects.

 “In its first few years of operation, the PCREN has had some fantastic achievements, said Ferguson.” “I look forward to collaborating with the staff team; volunteer Board of Directors; Pictou Landing First Nation; Municipality of Pictou County; Towns of New Glasgow, Pictou, Stellarton, Trenton, and Westville; and the Province of Nova Scotia to continue its success and to bring about opportunities for the region.”