SmartCity Newsletter



Essentials to Grow Your Business

SmartBusinessDid 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 350 businesses and partnered to resolve more than 250 issues. Find out how your business can benefit.   Read more

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 more

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 Maritime's insurance industry. Read more

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. Read more

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.

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. Read 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.   Read more

Upcoming Events

May 5 - The Business Case for Hiring Skilled Immigrants. Guest speakers: Gordon M. Nixon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and Chair of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), and The Honourable Darrell Dexter, Premier of Nova Scotia, will speak about the business case for hiring skilled immigrants and the importance of immigration to the province. Read more

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. Read more 

June 21 Greater Halifax Partnership AGM. Read more

New & Notable in Greater Halifax

Insurance firm Royal and Sun Alliance (RSA) will receive up to $2,699,274 from the province, through NSBI, to create up to 160 new jobs. 

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.

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