Halifax Partnership Receives International Awards

HALIFAX, NS, October 19, 2015 – 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.

The Partnership received bronze awards for the Ocean Sector promotional video produced in collaboration with several ocean partners and for the special event welcoming Dongdu International Group (DDI) to Nova Scotia, hosted in partnership with Nova Scotia Business Inc. The awards were presented Tuesday, October 6, at the 2015 IEDC Annual Conference held in Anchorage, Alaska.

“From localized community projects, to large scale endeavors, economic development efforts have played a vital role in the global economy,” said JoAnn Crary, CEcD, Chair of the International Economic Development Council and President of Saginaw Future Inc. “As we address new and longstanding challenges, these efforts continue to take on even greater importance. These awards serve as a salute to pacesetting organizations like the Halifax Partnership for leading the charge."

Recipients of IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards demonstrate to an experienced panel of judges that they are at the forefront of the economic development profession. They are recognized as the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year’s most influential leaders. These awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities.

Watch the winning Ocean Sector Promotional Video

About the Halifax Partnership

The Halifax Partnership is Halifax’s economic development organization. We help keep, grow and get business, talent and investment in Halifax. We do this through leadership on economic issues, our core programs, our partnerships across all sectors, and by marketing Halifax to the world. www.halifaxpartnership.com

About the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,400 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. www.iedconline.org