Greater Halifax Partnership: A Catalyst for Economic Growth


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The Greater Halifax Partnership is a catalyst for economic growth and confidence in Greater Halifax, the economic hub of Atlantic Canada.

We have deep insight into the city’s emerging trends and changing needs because of committed involvement and unequalled private sector investment, and government support. Staying one step ahead of opportunities and issues, we mobilize resources to accelerate the economic growth of Greater Halifax.

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Greater Halifax Partnership: A Catalyst for Economic Growth

  1. 1. GREATER HALIFAX PARTNERSHIP<br />November 2010<br />
  2. 2. Mission<br />
  3. 3. Who we are <br />
  4. 4. What we do…<br />
  5. 5. Our Services<br />
  6. 6. Smart Business <br />WHAT? <br /><ul><li>The Greater Halifax Partnership’s business retention and expansion initiative</li></ul>WHY? <br /><ul><li>To work with employers to overcome challenges and seize opportunities while establishing the most competitive business climate in Canada </li></ul>HOW?<br /><ul><li>Account Executives go face to face with CEOs and Local Managers
  7. 7. Real-time problem solving
  8. 8. Constant business climate improvement</li></li></ul><li>SMART BUSINESS STATS TO DATE<br />Results since 2004:<br /><ul><li>1,900 + consultations with businesses,
  9. 9. 1,100 + referrals to action team
  10. 10. 90% + closed referral files
  11. 11. 5,000 + jobs created or retained</li></li></ul><li>Smart Business Referrals Apr 1 2009 to March 31, 2010<br />
  12. 12. Marketing<br /><ul><li>The Partnership develops and executes a variety of campaigns intended to enhance the Greater Halifax business climate and community.
  13. 13. Campaigns cover a wide range of business issues including: </li></ul>- Labour Development: immigration, youth, and talent, <br />- Investment development<br />- Business Confidence <br />- Economic Development<br />
  14. 14. Research & Competitive Intelligence<br /><ul><li>The Partnership leverages investment to research a wide variety of subjects that impact the success of doing business in Halifax. Our in-house experts synthesize economic data from leading sources and deliver it in understandable and relevant terms.
  15. 15. Research from the Greater Halifax Partnership includes:</li></ul>Challenging Myths Around Attitudes Towards Growth and Development <br />Halifax Handprint - Attracting and Retaining Young Talent to Greater Halifax<br />Halifax's Finance and Insurance Industry: Our Opportunity <br />Best Practices in Employee Attraction, Recruitment and Retention in Manufacturing - Working Guide <br />
  16. 16. Investment attraction<br /><ul><li>The Greater Halifax Partnership works with businesses and government to create a climate that encourages business to flourish.
  17. 17. The Partnership has been pivotal in creating projects that create optimal and attractive business conditions:</li></ul>Halifax Gateway Initiative<br />Growth is Good initiative<br />Hub Cities Strategy<br />Economic Strategy<br />Talent Strategy<br />
  18. 18. Investor Relations<br /><ul><li>Our Investors make the partnership, and without them we couldn’t do the work that we do.
  19. 19. We work to secure the ongoing support & involvement of the private and public sector
  20. 20. The Partnership offers a range of investor benefits including:
  21. 21. Access to information and research;
  22. 22. Enhanced profile and exposure
  23. 23. Involvement in a wide array of related networking opportunities</li></li></ul><li>Community Economic Development<br /><ul><li>We realize that the best chance for a great future is to ensure that the entire community has what it needs to grow.
  24. 24. We have partnered with African Nova Scotia representatives to create programs and campaigns to engage the community. One such initiative is Ujamaa which aims to:
  25. 25. Foster of strong sense of unity of action and a focal point on ANS issues in Nova Scotia
  26. 26. Achieve commitments for significant new sources of long term funding focused on ANS priorities</li></li></ul><li>Labour Force Development<br /><ul><li>We’re helping employers understand the huge gaps in talent availability and the need to address their human resources attraction and retention practices.
  27. 27. Our aim is to make Greater Halifax the global city of choice for workers – for those who live here and those who would like to.</li></li></ul><li>Labour Market Development: Talent<br /><ul><li>Our aim is to make Greater Halifax the global city of choice for workers – for those who live here and those who would like to.
  28. 28. In response to the pending labour shortage, we created the Greater Halifax Talent Strategy
  29. 29. Immigrants
  30. 30. Young & Emerging Professionals
  31. 31. Priority Youth
  32. 32. ANS Community</li></li></ul><li>Governance<br />The Greater Halifax Partnership is:<br /><ul><li>A Public/Private organization
  33. 33. Governed by an independent Board of Directors
  34. 34. 18 members
  35. 35. Representing the private and public sector
  36. 36. More public than private
  37. 37. Services contract with the municipality</li></li></ul><li>Board of Directors<br />13 voting members:<br /><ul><li> 6 representing investors
  38. 38. 5 representing the Community-at-large
  39. 39. 2 representing HRM Council</li></ul>5 Ex-Officio members:<br /><ul><li> HRM Mayor
  40. 40. CAO HRM
  41. 41. Rear Admiral of Maritime Forces Atlantic
  42. 42. Deputy Minister, NS Department of Economic and </li></ul>Rural Development<br /><ul><li> Vice President, Nova Scotia for ACOA</li></li></ul><li>Greater Halifax Partnership & HRM <br />
  43. 43. Implementing HRM’s Economic Strategy<br />
  44. 44. Economic Strategy Goals<br />5 Goals, 94 Actions, 30 Outcome Measures<br />
  45. 45. Economic Strategy Governance Framework<br />Strategies For Success – HRM’s Five Year Economic Strategy<br />
  46. 46. Public Accountability – Halifax Chamber of commerce’s Annual Scorecard<br />
  47. 47. Partnerships and Accountability<br />
  48. 48. PRIVATE INVESTMENT 1996 TO 2009<br />
  49. 49. 25<br />THE PARTNERSHIP’S 2009-10 BUDGET<br />2009-10 Budget (Revenue)<br />$3,941,964<br />$4,006,964<br />
  50. 50. TOTAL REVENUE SOURCE 1998 TO 2010<br />