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Halifax Partnership Names Interim President & CEO


The Halifax Partnership today announced that its Board of Directors has named John Rogers as interim President and Chief Executive Officer.  “John is an accomplished and widely-respected business leader who is passionate about Halifax, and who is committed to our city’s growth and success,” says Matt Hebb, Chair of the Board of the Directors...


Halifax Index Reports Strong Population Growth and Record Business Confidence, but GDP Lags


Today, the Halifax Partnership released the Halifax Index 2018, the city’s annual report on economic and community progress, as well as Halifax’s Economic Growth Plan: Years 3-5 Action Plan. Although Halifax saw its second year of strong population growth and record business confidence in 2017, GDP is not growing fast enough to reach Halifax’s ambitious Economic...

National Connector Program Announces Launch of Pittsburgh Connector Program


The National Connector Program, led by the Halifax Partnership, is pleased to announce the launch of the Pittsburgh Connector Program by All for All in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The National Connector Program is a network of Connector communities across Canada and internationally that address workforce needs by connecting immigrants to local business and community leaders in their field...

Statement on the Passing of Ron Hanlon, President & CEO of Halifax Partnership


This weekend, Halifax lost a champion. With an understated approach that belied his vast business experience, Ron Hanlon inspired us to believe in the limitless potential of Halifax. More than that, he lifted us up to go after it. Having come to the Halifax Partnership from a distinguished career doing business around the globe, Ron saw…


NSCC Student Wins #HireMeHalifax Pitch Competition


The Halifax Partnership is pleased to announce that Matthew Burton has won the Game Changers #HireMeHalifax competition with the top prize of $1,000. Matthew, an NSCC finance student, was selected from 10 finalists...

Halifax Partnership Launches Amazon Bid Website


Halifax Partnership is pleased to introduce Halifax’s Amazon HQ2 bid website. This site provides a snapshot of Halifax’s key business and quality of life advantages and requirements for Amazon’s HQ2. While the Halifax Partnership – the city’s economic development organization – led the project, this bid is the result of numerous organizations and individuals working together... 


Halifax Partnership Announces Winners of 2017 Game Changers Awards at Gala


The Halifax Partnership is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Game Changers Awards, recognizing exceptional Halifax employers and Connectors who demonstrate leadership in hiring youth, providing meaningful experiential learning opportunities and inspiring others to take action in retaining youth...

Halifax & Aberdeen, Scotland Strengthening Ties through Renewed MOU 


Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and the city of Aberdeen, Scotland signed a renewed agreement yesterday to continue to pursue opportunities in the energy, IT, ocean, education and tourism sectors…


Halifax Hosting World Energy Cities Partnership 20th AGM


The World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP) is holding its 20th Annual General Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada this week. This afternoon, Halifax Mayor Mike Savage was elected President of the WECP for a second two-year term...


International Art Collaboration Celebrated at the Discovery Centre


Last night, the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP) celebrated the Rørpost Art Exhibition, an international art collaboration between Halifax, Canada and Esbjerg, Denmark, at the Discovery Centre...


Halifax Partnership Wins Gold and Silver Awards Recognition from the International Economic Development Council


The Halifax Partnership won a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Game Changers Awards Celebration and a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Sell Halifax – Toronto Mission...


Halifax Partnership Plans Accelerated Growth in Halifax


The Halifax Partnership today at its Annual General Meeting used the backdrop of the new Discovery Centre to share its plan to accelerate economic and population growth in Halifax…


NSCC Student Wins #HireMeHalifax Pitch Competition


The Halifax Partnership is pleased to announce that Sean Myatt has won the Game Changers #HireMeHalifax competition and the top prize of $1,000. Sean, an NSCC graphic design student, was selected from 15 finalists who pitched themselves to Halifax employers live at the #HireMeHalifax event...


Halifax Partnership Announces Winners of the 2016 Game Changers Awards


The Halifax Partnership is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Game Changers Awards, presented by TD. The Game Changers Awards recognize exceptional Halifax businesses, individuals and organizations for their leadership in hiring youth, helping them grow professionally, and inspiring others to take action on the issue of youth retention...


Halifax Partnership Celebrates 20 Years and Announces New Board


The Halifax Partnership held its Annual General Meeting and 20 year anniversary celebration today at the World Trade and Convention Centre...


Halifax Economy Sees Improvements in Growth and Optimism


Halifax’s economy has made gains in both growth and business confidence, reports the Halifax Partnership’s 2016 Halifax Index...


Halifax Celebrates Oceans Week, June 3-12, 2016


The Halifax community is celebrating Oceans Week from June 3-12, 2016. Events will take place throughout the week, including public lectures, an industry showcase, museum exhibits, beach clean ups, ocean yoga and more...


Dal MBA student wins $1000 for "Hire Me Halifax" Pitch


The Halifax Partnership is pleased to announce that Dalhousie University MBA student, Sarah Deveau, has won the Game Changers 'Pitch It' competition and the grand prize of $1,000...


Halifax Partnership Launches Game Changers


The Halifax Partnership and Halifax Mayor Mike Savage unveiled the Game Changers Action Plan, challenging thousands of Halifax business leaders to hire youth and become Game Changers...


Mayor Savage Becomes President of WECP


Halifax Mayor Mike Savage was elected President of the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP) today at the WECP’s 20th Annual General Meeting held in Rio de Janeiro...


Halifax Ranks in Top 10 for Business Friendliness


Halifax has been named one of the most business friendly, mid-sized cities in the Americas by fDi Magazine...


Halifax Partnership Receives International Awards


The Halifax Partnership has received two Excellence in Economic Development Awards from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for its efforts to attract and retain business in Halifax...



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