How it Works

The SmartBusiness program tackles obstacles and clears the way for a vibrant and expanding economy in Halifax, to help support and grow business ventures.  How?

First we gather intelligence.

The SmartBusiness team meets face-to-face with employers to hear first-hand about the challenges, needs, and opportunities that impact on competitiveness. Based on hundreds of one-on-one interviews, the Partnership gathers intelligence that is both company specific and systemic.  

Then we act.

SmartBusiness is the hub connecting CEOs and business owners to resources already in our community that are designed to support existing businesses.

Through the SmartBusiness Action Team, we tap into the acumen, resources and experience of more than 30 senior business and government leaders to resolve business issues in a timely matter and drive economic growth, helping you create your "smart business". 

It is about responding to businesses with real answers in real-time.

Since its launch in 2004, SmartBusiness has benefited local companies and our community by:

  • Identifying companies at risk of moving out of Halifax and convincing them to stay
  • Connecting companies to recruitment and training experts
  • Facilitating new contracts, R&D assistance, and exporting leads that directly contribute to a company's bottom line

The initiative also focuses on six sectors that will play a major role in the future growth of Halifax.

For more information or to book a free consultation, contact:

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Minder Singh
Account Executive, Business Retention & Expansion


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