Business Attraction (FDI) Support - Term

About the Halifax Partnership:

Halifax Partnership is the lead economic development organization for Halifax. For over 20 years, the Halifax Partnership has led the private, public and community sectors in forging and driving a vision for economic growth and development in Halifax. The Partnership works to keep and grow business, attract new investment, strengthen the community and help people succeed. 

More than 120 businesses and all three levels of government invest in the Partnership to support economic growth in Halifax. For more information visit

The Halifax Partnership has an outward facing FDI program known as "Sell Halifax" which markets the TLC+I (Talent, Location and Cost + Innovation) value proposition to new business prospects in key markets and within key high wage/high growth sectors.


The Business Attraction (FDI) support individual is responsible for working closely with the outward facing Business Attraction Team as it relates to the attraction of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Halifax.

This position will support the team as it relates to lead generation, meeting support: including agenda management, follow up, and data base tracking and work closely with the research and marketing teams on customized information requirements and requests.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Identifying and qualifying leads in target markets – utilizing LinkedIn, CrunchBase, media, etc.
  • conducting pre-meeting research and creating targeted PowerPoint visuals to support pitch presentations for Investment Attraction meetings in coordination with other business units including Marketing and Research.
  • Scheduling and coordinating meetings in chosen FDI markets.
  • Sourcing touch points for follow up.
  • conducting post-meeting analysis with Business Attraction team, gathering relevant information to be forwarded to prospective clients, including developing customized reports for companies evaluating expansion into Halifax, in coordination with the Research team.
  • Conducting research on Halifax Partnership’s key sectors, geographic locations and events/trade shows for the team.
  • Preparing materials for trade shows/events.
  • Assisting with collecting/building key materials that will contain useful sector information and templates to use in future meetings and calls.



  • A Master’s degree in business, research, marketing, or other related discipline
  • Background in a business or sales environment would be helpful
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Ability to leverage relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to collaborate with partners across multiple organizations and community groups
  • Knowledge and understanding of industry sectors in Halifax and Nova Scotia
  • Proven high-level verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent database management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively as part of a team to meet organizational objectives
  • Superior time management and organizational skills with the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work for self is a must
  • Excellent follow-up skills
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft products and CRM/Database use

Please apply by submitting your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Karen Reinhardt, Director of Corporate Services.  

Karen L.  Reinhardt, CPA CA
Director, Corporate Services
Halifax Partnership
Suite 2101, 1969 Upper Water Street, Purdy's Tower II
Halifax, NS B3J 3R7