Industry News

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.

eBay Canada announces small business exporting initiative to help retailers stay local and grow globally

January 24, 2019

Online marketplace leader, eBay Canada, together with the Halifax Regional Municipality, today announced the launch of Retail Revival, a program designed to help small and medium-sized retailers harness the power of ecommerce and global trade.

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

Growing Her Business with Young Employees

January 10, 2019

During her 31 years in business, Lynn Buckley has remained devoted to supporting young people, especially women.

GAME CHANGERS: Common Good Solutions wins Best Youth Employer Award, Small Business Category

January 7, 2019

CGS is part consultancy, part educator, and part social impact incubator that helps entrepreneurs, non-profits and cooperatives start and grow social enterprises. CGS has taken the recommendations of the One Nova Scotia Commission to heart when it comes to investing in young Nova Scotians: 74% of their employees are aged 20-29.

GAME CHANGERS: Kent Lane wins 2018 Best Super Connector Award

January 4, 2019

Kent Lane, Director of Corporate Affairs at CBCL Limited, was the recipient of one of two Best Super Connector Awards at the 2018 Game Changers Awards Gala. Since becoming a Connector in 2014, Kent has met with 16 Connectees, including seven in the past year.

RBC: Preparing Talent for the Jobs of Tomorrow

November 27, 2018

RBC is leading the charge in youth retention. With the organization’s 10-year, $500 million commitment, Future Launch, they understand how valuable young employees are to our region’s economic growth.

A Day in the Life: Fall in Halifax

November 20, 2018

Fall is one of Halifax’s most beautiful seasons. The vibrant colours make for breathtaking scenes and landscapes. Along with the beauty of the season, there are so many ways to enjoy fall in Halifax: festivals and markets, great adventures, cozy places and more.

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