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NSARDA Strategic Plan Presentation


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Slides on the strategic plan I prepared for/with the Nova Scotia Association of Regional Development Authorities. For the full plan, contact the fine folks at

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NSARDA Strategic Plan Presentation

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  3. 3. External Context<br />“...a crisis is a terrible thing to waste”<br />Paul Romer, <br />Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research <br />
  4. 4. External Context<br />“Just because the Great Recession is technically at an end is no reason to go back to ‘business as usual.’”<br />Richard Florida<br />Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto<br />
  5. 5. External Context<br />Our population is getting older, smaller and more urban<br />Nova Scotia will have a $1.4 b deficit by 2013-2014 and its considered a “structural” deficit<br />Our economy has chronic low productivity and low GDP per capita<br />Nova Scotia spends more on public school education than most provinces<br />Nova Scotia spends more on health care, and yet we have the worst population health characteristics<br />We are 80% dependent on imported oil/coal and Nova Scotia is very vulnerable to higher prices & carbon taxes<br />
  6. 6. External Context<br />20% of Nova Scotia’s energy production will be from renewable sources by 2020<br />Broadband internet service has been extended throughout the province<br />Significant stimulus funds have been invested in transportation infrastructure, and the Atlantic Gateway continues to be a provincial and federal priority<br />Labour market development programming has devolved to the province<br />A new “Integrative Trade Agenda” is being developed for Nova Scotia<br />
  7. 7. External Context<br />GOVERNMENT OF NS PRIORITIES:<br />Affordability and social prosperity<br />Living within our means<br />Sustainable health<br />Jobs and learning<br />Jobs and the economy<br />SAVOIE RECOMMENDATIONS 14, 15 & 21<br />
  8. 8. External Context<br />ACOA AND ECBC PRIORITIES: <br />Productivity and competitiveness<br />Innovation and commercialization<br />International business development<br />Strategic foreign markets<br />INTERNAL EVALUATION RECOMMENDATIONS<br />
  9. 9. The Association<br />Some specific examples of NSARDA’s greatest impacts are: <br />Implementing a province-wide Business Retention & Expansion program, <br />Hosting annual Professional Development Conferences, and <br />Partnering with UNSM and NS Chambers to host Population Forum.<br />
  10. 10. The Association<br />
  11. 11. Strategy<br />VISION<br />To be recognized as the world’s most collaborative and innovative economic development organization.<br />
  12. 12. Strategy<br />MISSION<br />Collectively building a stronger Nova Scotia.<br />
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  14. 14. Strategy<br />THEMATIC PRIORITIES<br />Population<br />Productivity & Innovation<br />Trade<br />Energy<br />
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