June 22, 2006

Fred Morley has been elected President of Business Retention and Expansion International (BREI).

BREI is a non-profit professional association of economic development professionals who are working for the advancement of business retention and expansion as an economic development strategy for communities. BREI has 500 members, mainly in the United States.

Fred shares a ten-year history with BREI, during which time he was involved in a number of volunteer roles.

Fred led the creation of a Business Retention and Expansion program that was identified in Nova Scotia’s Economic Strategy. Fred also led the team that developed the Greater Halifax Partnership’s award winning BR&E program. Over 1,000 businesses have been visited over the past two years through “SmartBusiness.”

Fred is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the Greater Halifax Partnership.