Industry News

Helping Youth Make Their Place in Halifax

October 15, 2018

A few years ago, Lauren Sears realized that many young people were leaving Halifax to go to bigger cities like Toronto, not because they wanted to, but because they felt they had to in order to get the career they wanted.

New Halifax-Made Product Can Take Care of Your Plants

October 5, 2018

What has a WiFi connection, holds 3 litres of water, and takes care of your indoor plants? Deprolabs’ smart self-watering planter, the Goldoon. The Goldoon is Deprolabs’ first product and it’s made right here in Halifax. As an ode to owner Majid Nasirin

Innovation Jam kicks off new Atlantic Internship Program

October 4, 2018

Venture for Canada’s Fellowship Program has grown into a well regarded and highly sought after program since the organization began five years ago. It connects recent graduates who are highly vetted and trained by Venture for Canada to growing startups where they complete a year-long work placement.

#HireMeHalifax Helps Young Talent Find Employment in Halifax

August 15, 2018

In March, over 200 young professionals and business leaders gathered for #HireMeHalifax 2018, an opportunity for businesses to connect with some of Halifax’s top young talent. At the event, ten finalists from the #HireMeHalifax pitch competition presented themselves live to the businesses in the room.

Halifax offers the right ingredients for DU NORD SKIN CARE

August 14, 2018

Only 30 minutes from the downtown core of Halifax, the beautiful and rugged landscape and biodiverse flora of Ketch Harbour inspired DU NORD SKIN CARE to come to life. Founded by research and based on northern botanicals, DU NORD SKIN CARE produces a luxury, natural and eco-responsible skin care line.

A Day in The Life: Summer in Halifax

August 1, 2018

Whether it be rain or shine, there is never a lack of things to do in Halifax during the summer season. The boardwalk comes to life with the opening of pop-up vendors, patios at every turn, and boats sailing through the harbour. Our parks and beaches are full of happy residents and visitors. Every where you turn, there’s a new way to pass the hot summer days.

The Halifax Advantage: TLC

August 1, 2018

In June, Halifax Mayor Mike Savage addressed the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto. Halifax is sharing why more companies and people are choosing Halifax. Halifax today is not the same as it was five years ago. Many new developments are taking shape. Halifax’s new convention centre is already booked well into 2019.

Giving Recent Grads a Chance

July 19, 2018

When I began my role as Program Manager of the Halifax Connector Program in November 2017, I was very fortunate to have an incredible team of Program Coordinators: Saad Zora, Renee Levangie, and Doris Wu. Their skills and dedication were key to the program’s success in 2017. In early 2018, however, things began changing… Doris decided to return to China to be closer to family, and Saad and Renee were promoted internally within the Partnership.

A Pulse-Check on the Halifax Economy

July 16, 2018

The seventh edition of the Halifax Index – a definitive report on Halifax’s economic and community progress – was launched in June to over 200 people at the new Nova Centre. In terms of high-level goals, we continue to see positive progress in labour force and GDP growth, although we currently are not on track to reach the aggressive targets set out in Halifax’s Economic Growth Plan 2016-21.

ECONOMIC INSIGHTS: Highlights from the Economic Growth Plan: Years 3-5 Action Plan

July 16, 2018

Recently, the Partnership launched the Economic Growth Plan: Years 3-5 Action Plan. Now two years into Halifax’s Economic Growth Plan for 2016-21, we can see and feel the energy, momentum and evidence of our growing city.