HRM Economic Summit 2004
The Halifax Chamber of Commerce, at the request of HRM, was proud to be the organizers and host of the HRM Economic Summit 2004.
Lead by former Chamber Board President, Bill Black, the Summit took place November 26 and 27 at the Sobey School of Business, at Saint Mary's University.
Six committees, staffed and led by volunteers from the local community, participated in Summit pre-meetings throughout October and November 2004. Each committee was assigned a particular key issue that will directly impact the city's economic future and potential, with the goal of preparing recommendations to present on November 26 to a larger gathering of all committee participants. The six key issues discussed were:
- Post Secondary Institutions
- Jobs Growth
- Attract & Retaining Talent
- HRM Growth
- Harbour & Airport
- Improving Commuting Experience
These separate recommendations were discussed and drawn together to form a cohesive set of recommendations for formal presentation.
Day two of the Summit, November 27, was used to present this starting framework of recommendations to political, business and social leaders. Once the recommendations were presented, it was in the hands of government leaders - at all levels - to evaluate and implement the recommendations put forward by Summit leaders.
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