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SmartCityNews Spring 2011

Greater Halifax



May 2011
SmartCity News

A Bid for a Better Future
The National Shipbuilding strategy will see two major yards in Canada take on $35 billion in construction and maintenance work over the next 30 years. Nothing is more important for the future of our province, than Irving Shipyard winning the major contract.. 
Read Fred Morley's Blog Post

SmartCity Business Show: In the Navy
Halifax is home to the largest military establishment in the country: the Department of National Defense. In this episode of the SmartCity Business Show, Brian Santarpia, Base Commander Chief, talks to host Craig Layton about the Navy's impact on Halifax's businesses and communities and their place in Halifax's history.
Watch Episode 8

Our Investors
Since last November, the Partnership welcomed seven new investors who see value in working together to accelerate Greater Halifax's economy.

In fiscal year 2010, the Partnership had an investor renewal rate of 94% and 15 organizations became new investors.
See who is investing in the Partnership

Investor News
Congratulations to our investors who have been ranked top employers and best in business in 2011  

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New & Notable in Greater Halifax
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The cruise season kicked off in Halifax this month with the inaugural call of the Princess Danae at the Port of Halifax.

After securing a $6-million Coast Guard contract, Irving Shipyard workers are hoping to win the national shipbuilding contract worth billions.

Spring Garden Road will be a construction boom this spring. In addition to the new library, a variety of other buildings are slated for development and facelifts.

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Halifax Ranks #2 Large City of the Future
fDi Magazine recently ranked Halifax #1 in Quality of Life and #2 Large City of the Future out of 405 cities across North and South America. Read more on where Halifax ranks.

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We Know our Stuff

So how is Halifax faring in the economy? Are we on par with the rest of Canada? Take a look at our NEW and IMPROVED economic data section featuring economic trends, research and strategies to attract, keep and grow business in Greater Halifax

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Upcoming Events

May 25:
Building Our Future - Let's Talk Exports

May 10:
Halifax Gateway Event in Toronto.

For more, check out the
EVENTS calendar



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