Industry News

Tech Business in Halifax, Made Easy

March 4, 2019

Ease of doing business in Halifax, combined with a $1.5 million grant from the Canadian Space Agency, fuel Aethera Technologies CTO Tim Hardy and COO Kirk Zwicker’s big plans for their company.

Tech start-up Clutch finds success in Halifax

February 13, 2019

When the founders of Toronto-based tech company Clutch were deciding where to launch their business, it was the low start-up costs and reduced market competition that drew them to Halifax.

Three reasons 2018 was an exciting year to invest in Halifax

January 14, 2019

As we enter a new year and charge forward with renewed energy and focus, we’re reflecting on some of the top reasons why this past year was an exciting one for Halifax

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.