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Our role at the Greater Halifax Partnership is to establish Halifax as a premier destination for business investment whether foreign or domestic. New business investment leads to new jobs and ...

Our role at the Greater Halifax Partnership is to establish Halifax as a premier destination for business investment whether foreign or domestic. New business investment leads to new jobs and prosperity.

We work with business early and develop with business leaders the customized business case and the unique value proposition relevant to their business needs in the decision making process. The Partnership aims to influence the business decisions through in-depth research – knowing our community best, marketing, assisting during the relocation phase and offering a focused after-care program.

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  • Greater Halifax business case
    August 12, 2010
    www.greaterhalifax.com
    • 60 million people within 2 hours
    • Closer to Boston than to Montreal
    • Closer to New York than to Toronto
    HALIFAX – A CENTRAL LOCATION
    • 60 million people within 2 hours
    • Closer to Boston than to Montreal
    • Closer to New York than to Toronto
  • The Basics
    • Halifax is Atlantic Canada’s largest city, home to 372,858 people
    • 67% of the population have post-secondary education
    • Nova Scotia has the most diversified and stable economy in the Atlantic region.
    • Halifax produces 47% of Nova Scotia’s Total GDP
    • 20% of Atlantic Canada’s Total GDP
    • Halifax produces 47% of Nova Scotia’s Retail Sales
  • ECONOMIC SNAPSHOT
  • ECONOMIC SNAPSHOT
    * Cumulative from January to December 2009
    Sources:
    • Statistics Canada: LabourForce Survey, Retail Trade, Consumer Price Index (CPI), New Housing Price Index, Building Permits, Investment Non Residential Construction.
    • Canadian Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC) Housing Now Halifax
    • HIAA
    • Halifax Port Authority
  • 10-year Economic Overview
    Sources: Statistics Canada, CMHC, MPHEC
  • Direct Non-Stop Flights from Halifax
  • Direct Non-Stop Flights from Halifax
  • Halifax is Atlantic Canada’s Primary Centre for:
    • Information Technology
    • Finance & Insurance
    • Government
    • Business services
    • Education
    • Health-care
    • R&D
    • Energy
    • Transportation
    • Media
    • Retail
    • Tourism
  • Halifax Quick Facts
    At the end of 2009:
    • Population – 372,858
    • Labour Force Size – 215,700
    • 400,000 people within 30 miles
    • Unemployment rate – 6.2%
    • 47% of Provincial GDP
  • Population by Age – Halifax 2006
    Source: Statistics Canada
  • Education Attainment
    • 67% of the population of Halifax have trade, college or university qualifications – the 4th highest in Canada.
    Source: 2006 Census of Canada, Nova Scotia Perspective, Release #7,
    Nova Scotia Department of Finance, Statistics Division
  • Educational Assets
    • Six degree granting universities
    • Customized training to meet the needs of business
    • Professional development
    • Three community college campuses
    • Customized training to meet the needs of business
    • 20+ private career colleges
  • Nova Scotia Community College
    • Three campuses providing certificate & diploma programs, apprenticeship training to over 4,000 students.
    • Additional 6,000 people enroll annually in credit courses on a part-time basis.
    • Waterfront campus accommodates 1,700 to 1,800 students
  • Universities in the Maritimes
  • Halifax Handprint
    • Engaged world leader in youth retention, Next Generation Consulting, to identify Greater Halifax’s strengths and liabilities with respect to the attraction and retention of the next generation.
  • The Plan
    • Retain and engage Halifax’s current young professionals
    • Connect emerging professionals to internships, jobs, employers and the community
    • Continue to develop Halifax as a global magnet for the next generation
    • Reach out to the convincible
  • Engaging Youth
    • A young professionals organization for young Halifax residents who are inspired to make their city a better place to live, work and play.
    • Membership has grown to over 1800 members.
    • 7 Action teams:
    Arts & Culture,
    Urban Design,
    Education,
    Health and Wellness,
    Sustainability, Immigration and Diversity,
    The People Factor – creating more YP Friendly workplaces
  • Quality of Life
    • Vibrant arts and culture environment - symphony, theatre, art galleries, museums, historic sites, major junior hockey
    • Hub city, pub & club city
    • Variety of recreation - parks, beaches, hiking, boating, golf
    • Physical beauty
    • Over 10% of Halifax workers walk to work
    • Civic management, Harbour Solutions, Recycling, Pesticide By-Law