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WendyLuther_V.1Halifax Partnership Announces President & CEO

The Halifax Partnership is thrilled to announce the appointment of Wendy Luther as President & CEO.

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Employers in Nova Scotia can use the Atlantic Immigration Pilot to hire international workers and graduates. Learn more about the Pilot, explore its resources, and connect to our Talent Specialists. 

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Summerscapes Cover - Kayaking Hfx Harbour.tifSpring 2019 Economic Snapshot 

Highlights this quarter include a GDP growth rate forecast and an update on our record year of population growth. View and download the Spring 2019 Economic Snapshot.

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Economic Snapshot

GDP growth is forecasted to average 2.2% from 2019 to 2023, outpacing the Canadian average of 1.8% over the same timeframe.

Real GDP growth - spring2019

Source: Conference Board of Canada Metropolitan Outlook

2018 was yet another exciting year for population growth in Halifax, with Statistics Canada estimating the population to be 430,512. 

Population growth over 2017 was 2.0%, the fastest growth on record for the city.

Learn more in the Spring 2019 Economic Snapshot. 

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GDP
Growth

Halifax's GDP grew by 1.7% in 2017, below both the national figures and most of the benchmark cities. 

The Business Confidence Index for Halifax reached an all-time high in 2018, marking the fourth straight year of gains.

 

Halifax Index 2018

Featured Business

MNP LLP

This month, we talked to Craig Maloney, Managing Director with MNP LLP.

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Events

Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library
Events

Join us on June 17 for the launch of the 2019 Halifax Index, the definitive outlook on Halifax's economic and community progress. Our Chief Economist Ian Munro and Economist Chadwick Meyers will report on Halifax's successes, challenges and opportunities for growth and development.

This year's presentation will explore the theme Is Halifax on the Cutting Edge? Our economists, joined by three research and business experts, will share their analyses and perspectives on whether Halifax's people, businesses, and government are on the cutting edge.

Agenda
9:00am - 9:20am: Continental breakfast
9:20am - 10:30am: Index presentation
•    Are Halifax’s people on the cutting edge? With guest speaker MQO Research
•    Are Halifax businesses on the cutting edge? With guest speaker Narrative Research
•    Is Halifax’s government on the cutting edge? With guest speaker Canadian Federation of Independent Business
•    Q&A with guest speakers
10:30am - 11:00am: Networking

To RSVP, please email Stephanie at
communications@halifaxpartnership.com before June 12.