The Nova Scotia government is providing $1 million to Annapolis Valley poultry processor Eden Valley Poultry Inc. to help the company boost its productivity. The money comes through the province’s Productivity Investment Program, created to make businesses more competitive.

Eden Valley Poultry said it will use the money to buy cutting-edge poultry processing equipment as part of its $40-million plan to renovate a recently acquired Berwick facility that closed in 2011. Once the renovations are complete, the new plant will employ up to 200 people and have the capacity to process 40 million kilograms of poultry annually, according to Eden Valley Poultry.