SmartCityNews Spring 2010

Greater Halifax

May 2010
SmartCity News

Essentials to Grow Your Business
Did you know that we offer a service that provides all the essentials to support and grow your business? Over the last year our SmartBusiness program has consulted with over 300 businesses and partnered to resolve more than 250 issues.  Find out how your business can benefit.

City's Success Depends on Talent
Carol Coletta, President & CEO of CEO's for Cities, says cities that want to compete have to be great at developing, attracting and retaining talent. Find out why Carol thinks Talent is the Big Dog on the Block, and what the Partnership is doing to help Greater Halifax business tap into new talent pools.
Read Carol's SmartCityblog post

Business Intelligence
The Halifax Gateway and the high value insurance sector are just two of Halifax's hub city assets that are vital to growing our local and regional economy. Find out about the new vision for the Halifax Gateway and our unique role as a hub city for the insurance industry in the Maritimes.

Our Investors
Profile - Deloitte Makes Diversity Part of Its DNA

Working with our Connector Program, Deloitte Halifax is helping newcomers build their professional networks and break into the local job market.

Investor News

The Partnership welcomed nine new investors who see value in working together to accelerate Greater Halifax's economy.

Find out what's new with our investors.

The first set of CityThink results are in!
Find out what Haligonians think about our city's economic growth, public transportation, development and more.
We Know Our Stuff
Economic Stats & Research
So how is Halifax faring in the economy? Are we on par with the rest of Canada? Keep up with local economic trends and find out about research and strategies to attract, keep and grow business in Greater Halifax.

Upcoming Events
May 26 - Building Our Future: Let's Talk Exports.The Greater Halifax Partnership and EDC's Peter Hall will bring you the most up-to-date information on the global economy and how it impacts your business

June 21- Greater Halifax Partnership AGM

New & Notable in Greater Halifax
Despite global economic uncertainty, Halifax International Airport Authority said it still delivered on key capital projects and finished the year with an approximate $3 million surplus. 

Precision BioLogic has been recognized as one of this year's Best Workplaces in Canada, coming in at number eight in the country, and taking home top honours in the "Fairness" and "Camaraderie" categories.

Read more Business News

Giving Back
Partnership staff took part in Junior Achievement's Economics for Success Program, helping students at two Greater Halifax middle schools learn the economics of staying in school.

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The Greater Halifax Partnership is a catalyst for economic growth and confidence in Greater Halifax, the economic hub of Atlantic Canada. Published quarterly, SmartCity News highlights our work to accelerate economic growth and provides insight into the city's emerging trends and changing needs.