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Halifax business case august 2010 final

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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 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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Halifax business case august 2010 final

  1. 1. Greater Halifax business case<br />August 12, 2010<br />www.greaterhalifax.com<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>60 million people within 2 hours
  3. 3. Closer to Boston than to Montreal
  4. 4. Closer to New York than to Toronto</li></ul>HALIFAX – A CENTRAL LOCATION<br /><ul><li> 60 million people within 2 hours
  5. 5. Closer to Boston than to Montreal
  6. 6. Closer to New York than to Toronto</li></li></ul><li>The Basics<br /><ul><li>Halifax is Atlantic Canada’s largest city, home to 372,858 people
  7. 7. 67% of the population have post-secondary education
  8. 8. Nova Scotia has the most diversified and stable economy in the Atlantic region.
  9. 9. Halifax produces 47% of Nova Scotia’s Total GDP
  10. 10. 20% of Atlantic Canada’s Total GDP
  11. 11. Halifax produces 47% of Nova Scotia’s Retail Sales</li></li></ul><li>ECONOMIC SNAPSHOT<br />
  12. 12. ECONOMIC SNAPSHOT<br />* Cumulative from January to December 2009<br />Sources: <br /><ul><li>Statistics Canada: LabourForce Survey, Retail Trade, Consumer Price Index (CPI), New Housing Price Index, Building Permits, Investment Non Residential Construction.
  13. 13. Canadian Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC) Housing Now Halifax
  14. 14. HIAA
  15. 15. Halifax Port Authority</li></li></ul><li>10-year Economic Overview<br />Sources: Statistics Canada, CMHC, MPHEC<br />
  16. 16. Direct Non-Stop Flights from Halifax<br />
  17. 17. Direct Non-Stop Flights from Halifax<br />
  18. 18. Halifax is Atlantic Canada’s Primary Centre for:<br /><ul><li> Information Technology
  19. 19. Finance & Insurance
  20. 20. Government
  21. 21. Business services
  22. 22. Education
  23. 23. Health-care
  24. 24. R&D
  25. 25. Energy
  26. 26. Transportation
  27. 27. Media
  28. 28. Retail
  29. 29. Tourism</li></li></ul><li>Halifax Quick Facts<br />At the end of 2009:<br /><ul><li> Population – 372,858
  30. 30. Labour Force Size – 215,700
  31. 31. 400,000 people within 30 miles
  32. 32. Unemployment rate – 6.2%
  33. 33. 47% of Provincial GDP</li></li></ul><li>Population by Age – Halifax 2006<br />Source: Statistics Canada<br />
  34. 34. Education Attainment<br /><ul><li>67% of the population of Halifax have trade, college or university qualifications – the 4th highest in Canada.</li></ul>Source: 2006 Census of Canada, Nova Scotia Perspective, Release #7, <br />Nova Scotia Department of Finance, Statistics Division<br />
  35. 35. Educational Assets<br /><ul><li> Six degree granting universities
  36. 36. Customized training to meet the needs of business
  37. 37. Professional development
  38. 38. Three community college campuses
  39. 39. Customized training to meet the needs of business
  40. 40. 20+ private career colleges</li></li></ul><li>Nova Scotia Community College<br /><ul><li> Three campuses providing certificate & diploma programs, apprenticeship training to over 4,000 students.
  41. 41. Additional 6,000 people enroll annually in credit courses on a part-time basis.
  42. 42. Waterfront campus accommodates 1,700 to 1,800 students</li></li></ul><li>Universities in the Maritimes<br />
  43. 43. Halifax Handprint<br /><ul><li> 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.</li></li></ul><li>The Plan<br /><ul><li> Retain and engage Halifax’s current young professionals
  44. 44. Connect emerging professionals to internships, jobs, employers and the community
  45. 45. Continue to develop Halifax as a global magnet for the next generation
  46. 46. Reach out to the convincible</li></li></ul><li>Engaging Youth<br /><ul><li>A young professionals organization for young Halifax residents who are inspired to make their city a better place to live, work and play.
  47. 47. Membership has grown to over 1800 members.
  48. 48. 7 Action teams: </li></ul>Arts & Culture, <br />Urban Design, <br />Education, <br />Health and Wellness, <br />Sustainability, Immigration and Diversity, <br />The People Factor – creating more YP Friendly workplaces<br />
  49. 49. Quality of Life<br /><ul><li> Vibrant arts and culture environment - symphony, theatre, art galleries, museums, historic sites, major junior hockey
  50. 50. Hub city, pub & club city
  51. 51. Variety of recreation - parks, beaches, hiking, boating, golf
  52. 52. Physical beauty
  53. 53. Over 10% of Halifax workers walk to work
  54. 54. Civic management, Harbour Solutions, Recycling, Pesticide By-Law</li></li></ul><li>

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