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Focus on quality of place including the need for civic engagement, public investment and initiatives to increase social capital.

FIVE YEAR OBJECTIVE

Focus on quality of place including the need for civic engagement, public investment and initiatives to increase
social capital.

SHORT-TERM ACTIONS (YEARS 1-2)

  1. Develop “quality of place” measurements to be included in the Halifax Index.

    Lead: GHP
    Business Community Engagement: LOW

  2. Consult with community and business stakeholders and develop a 20-year Strategic Infrastructure Investment Plan that sets clear priorities.

    Lead: HRM
    Business Community Engagement: HIGH

  3. Boost social capital in Halifax by implementing the actions set out in the Well Planned and Engaged Community outcome area of HRM’s Corporate Plan.

    Lead: HRM
    Business Community Engagement: MEDIUM

  4. Develop a Diversity Strategy that will create and promote opportunities to build community pride and connection between communities.

    Lead: HRM
    Business Community Engagement: LOW

MEASUREMENT

  • Construction approval speed
  • Perception of business climate
  • Competitive levels of public investment
  • Competitive business tax burden