Media releases

Michele McKenzie named interim President and CEO of the Greater Halifax Partnership


The Greater Halifax Partnership today announced that its Board of Directors has named Michele McKenzie to serve as the organization’s interim President and Chief Executive Officer.

Greater Halifax Partnership and Chief Economist Receive International Recognition


The Greater Halifax Partnership received six awards this week from the International Economic Development Council for its efforts to attract and retain business, talent and investment in Halifax.

Greater Halifax Partnership President and CEO taking medical leave


Greater Halifax Partnership’s Board of Directors announced that Paul Kent, President and CEO, has requested a medical leave of absence and will be stepping down from the President and CEO position on December 31st, 2014.

Aberdeen delegation visits Halifax to explore opportunities and strengthen ties


A delegation from Aberdeen Scotland, including Deputy Lord Provost John Reynolds, is visiting Halifax this week to explore economic and cultural opportunities and strengthen ties between the two cities.

Greater Halifax Partnership Releases 2014 Halifax Index


The Halifax Index is a definitive look at Halifax's economic and community progress

Consider Canada City Alliance delivers infrastructure opportunity message on CETA during three-city European investment mission


The Consider Canada City Alliance is presenting investment opportunities related to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union during a three-city EU investment mission this week.

Achieving Global Science, Technology and Innovation Leadership


An event, hosted by the Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC), and the Greater Halifax Partnership, garnered important feedback on how the private sector, governments and academia can better collaborate to position Canada and Atlantic Canada for global leadership in science, technology and innovation.

Consider Canada City Alliance Meets in Halifax


The Greater Halifax Partnership is hosting representatives from 11 of Canada’s large cities who are in Halifax this week for the Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA) AGM.

HRM and Aberdeen Strengthen Ties


Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and the city of Aberdeen, Scotland signed a new agreement today to pursue opportunities in the energy, education and tourism sectors. HRM Mayor Mike Savage and the Lord Provost of Aberdeen, George Adam, signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the Offshore Europe Conference in Aberdeen.

Consider Canada City Alliance organizes one of the largest-ever gatherings of Chinese and Canadian business leaders


For the first time, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade teams with leading Canadian economic development organizations to host an investment mission to Canada

Partnership’s Connector Program Receives IQN Workplace Integration Award


The Greater Halifax Partnership’s Connector Program received an award from the International Qualification Network (IQN) for best initiative in the category of Workplace Integration.

Phillips Selected for Prestigious Women in Trade and Entrepreneurship Exchange Program


Nancy Phillips, Director of Investment and Trade at the Greater Halifax Partnership and the Executive Director of the Halifax Gateway Council, is one of six Canadian women who have been invited to visit the United States under the Women in Trade and Entre

Businesses optimistic about their economic prospects in Halifax, new Greater Halifax Partnership survey reports


The Greater Halifax Partnership’s new business confidence survey results show that the majority of businesses in Halifax continue to feel optimistic about their economic prospects.

RBC Foundation supports Greater Halifax Partnership initiative to help businesses looking to hire


The Greater Halifax Partnership’s idea to connect local businesses with new talent through speed-interviewing has been fast tracked thanks to $50,000 in funding from RBC Foundation.