Economy, Nova Scotia
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Economy (2006 pop.: 1,111) is an unincorporated rural community situated along the north shore of the Minas Basin/Cobequid Bay, at approximately 45°23'N, 63°54'W, in Colchester County, Nova Scotia. In the late 19th century, it was known for its shipbuilding industry.
The place name comes from the 18th century Acadian L'Économie, an adaptation of the Mi'kmaq First Nation word for the location, kenomee, meaning 'a place of land jutting into the sea'. Mi'kmaqs presumably named the area thus because the shoreline juts out into the Minas Basin at what is now known as Economy Point. East of this point marks the beginning of Cobequid Bay. Mi'kmaqs hunted and gathered throughout the region for thousands of years prior to the settlement of Acadian families in the Economy area.
Landmark buildings are the Scott house, church and the recently closed historic General Store.
That D@#n Dutchman's Cheese Farm
Nestled on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, That Dutchman's Cheese Farm is home to Canada's finest artisan cheeses. It was originally opened in 1980, and is the home of the award winning Dragon's Breath Blue.
Glooscap Country Bazaar A locally run, not-for-profit Crafter's Co-op. Selling handmade Gifts, Art, Jewelry, Fresh Produce and Baked Goods.
- Nova Scotia Community Counts: Statistical profile
- Destination: Nova Scotia with a picture of the shoreline at Economy
- Destination: Nova Scotia with a map of the Economy area
- Listing for Economy in 1908 McAlpine's directory (enter Economy in this page's 'Search For' box and select town for 'in Field')