Hants RDA Performance Review (Nov `08)

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The Hants RDA's annual presentation to the Nova Scotia RDA Performance Review Team.

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  • INTRODUCTIONS. (Chantelle – running the annual buy-local Christmas show, a partnership with the WH Chamber; and Jane – meeting with staff from JD’s department about a new partnership to engage youth in rural Hants County.) <<Rick’s opening remarks.>> Thank you Rick. I would like to start by pointing out the obvious…//
  • Hants RDA Performance Review (Nov `08)

    1. 1. Annual Review November 27, 2008
    2. 8. CONSULTATION
    3. 9. CONCEPT
    4. 10. CLARITY
    5. 11. CONSULTATION
    6. 20. STRATEGY
    7. 24. making connections
    8. 26. Sustainable prosperity for Hants County.
    9. 27. To make the connections that help Hants County achieve sustainable prosperity.
    10. 28. We value genuine progress that connects social/cultural diversity and environmental stewardship with economic growth.
    11. 32. Regional Promotion Business Development Community Development Advocacy
    12. 33. FOCUS
    13. 34. Balanced Scorecard
    14. 37. RESULTS
    15. 38. Learning & Growth Perspective  71 % employee development plan completion.  4 . 0 / 5 average partnership strength rating.
    16. 39. Process Perspective  in progress three regional promotion strategies completed.  8 / 36 business retention and expansion clients.  28 / 100 business clinic client visits.  31 / 36 community development clients.  advocacy strategy completed. in progress
    17. 40. Financial Perspective  -4.6 % budget expenditures variance. ? / 12 annual funder evaluation score.
    18. 41. Customer Perspective  4 . 8 / 5 average client satisfaction score.
    19. 42. Customer Perspective It is quite refreshing to see a government department running like a small business…we appreciate the value you bring to our business endeavours. “ ” Dr. Abdullah Kirumira, President & CEO BioMedica Diagnostic Systems
    20. 43. Mission Perspective 2,692 visitor information centre tourists. 2 residents attracted. 1 entrepreneurs/businesses attracted. 526 business-client jobs created and maintained. 32 community-client projects created and maintained. 2 policy changes influenced.
    21. 44. Regional Promotion Business Development Community Development Advocacy
    22. 45. Regional Promotion RP BD CD Ad sample outputs sample outcomes Two new partnerships were formed (Regional Alliance, Winery Attraction). Information provided to 19 prospective immigrants. Sustainable Fish Farming Canada completed construction of its aquaculture facility. An American couple secured permanent resident status and will soon start equestrian and vineyard businesses.
    23. 46. Community Development RP BD CD Ad sample outputs sample outcomes Submitted the Planters 250 th Anniversary partnership project applications. Helped the Walton Area Development Assoc. apply for funds to develop a CED plan. Completion of the Interpretive Centre Plan and initial trail construction at the Cheverie Salt Marsh. $675,000 in funding secured for the Windsor Day Care
    24. 47. Business Development RP BD CD Ad sample outputs sample outcomes Implemented the pilot Hants County business clinic (2 start-up workshops and a coaching series). Co-hosted a public workshop to raise awareness of Minas Basin Pulp & Power’s Tidal Energy Project. BRE client is negotiating a joint venture with a Japanese multinational. BRE client landed a $4.75 million American defense contract.
    25. 48. Advocacy RP BD CD Ad sample outputs sample outcomes Completed an advocacy process checklist and research on advocacy strategies. Participated in the Premier’s tour of East Hants. Minister of Natural Resources acknowledged influence of RDA support for Fundy Gypsum expansion. Deputy Premier pledged support for maintaining the railway from Halifax to Hantsport.
    26. 49. CONSULTATION
    27. 50. CONCEPT
    28. 51. CLARITY

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