From attracting business and investment, to drawing and cultivating top talent, Halifax has a lot to celebrate. Here’s what we’re celebrating today.



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Halifax is forecast to be the fourth fastest growing city in the country in 2015, according to the Conference Board of Canada. Widespread growth across a number of sectors is being led by the beginning of work at the Halifax Shipyard on the $29 billion NSPS Shipbuilding Project.

Learn more in the Conference Board of Canada 2015 report »

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 Increasing Nova Scotia exports to Asian destinations has boosted the amount of cargo moving through the Halifax Airport to its highest level ever in 2014. Lobster export growth in particular has been so strong that Korean Air Cargo has established a weekly flight to the Halifax Airport, transporting up to 50 tonnes of live lobster each trip.

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The number of international students studying at Halifax universities has doubled in the past five years to over 5,400 students. This represents a huge opportunity to attract and retain new young, skilled talent to the city. 


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Lightbulb - 200x200                                                                     Halifax is home to 109 start-up companies in the fields of IT, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, and CleanTech. Together, these companies attracted more than $26 million in investment last year and employ over 1,000 people. 

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