Industry News

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.

Changing the Face of Local Entrepreneurship for 25 Years and Counting

August 10, 2017

This year, the Centre for Women in Business is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Since opening its doors, they have assisted more than 14,000 women-owned enterprises across mainland Nova Scotia.

Provincial Funding Brings High-Speed Internet to Rural Communities

August 2, 2017

Five communities in rural Halifax will soon see improvements in their internet service.

Bringing Dal‑Developed Cancer Treatment Technology to the World

July 31, 2017

A new $2.1-million investment from the federal government will help Dal researchers build on advances in precision cancer-treatment technology and bring them more quickly to patients in need around the world.

ECONOMIC INSIGHTS: Leveraging our Talent, Location, and Cost

July 25, 2017

Halifax has been able to leverage its laid-back culture to attract new residents and create economic growth. It continues to be the “Gold Standard” for work-life balance, and we are starting to see the fruits of our labour as shown by some of the key findings from the 2017 Halifax Index.


July 17, 2017

Recently, the Partnership published the 2017 Halifax Index. The Index is an annual overview of the state of Nova Scotia’s capital city, and a report card on our progress toward the goals in Halifax’s Economic Growth Plan 2016-21. Now one year into the Growth Plan, this is our first opportunity to assess whether we are indeed growing as planned.

Now is the Time to Accelerate

July 6, 2017

Looking back on my second year as the Partnership’s CEO & President, one thing is abundantly clear: this has been a great year for Halifax, and the Halifax Partnership.

Young Company Dedicated to Hiring Youth

July 5, 2017

The average age of employees at Beaumont & Co., a Dartmouth-based custom exhibit company, is just 22 years old. This may be one of the reasons the company is so passionate about hiring young people and keeping youth in Nova Scotia.

Orchestrating Global Success

June 27, 2017

Halifax residents of a certain age are sure to remember MusicStop, but many may not be familiar with how MusicStop’s homegrown software program evolved into a separate business that emerged as its own global success story. Today, Master Merchant Systems (MMS) provides “Best in Breed” enterprise retail software solutions that can be found all over the world.

Tidal turbine generating first electricity in the Bay of Fundy

December 15, 2016

On November 22nd, the underwater turbine that was put in place two weeks prior started generating energy in the Bay of Fundy. The turbine is part of a joint venture test project by OpenHydro and Emera and is the first in-stream tidal turbine in North America. The hydro power was successfully connected to Nova Scotia’s energy grid at the Fundy Ocean Resource Centre for Energy (FORCE) near Parrsboro after an initial failed attempt with a smaller test turbine in 2009.