Business Voice

Latest Issue: May 2019

Cover story

Integration and Representation Matter

May 1, 2019

Incoming Chamber Chair Margaret Chapman sets her sights on a welcoming and diverse business community

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Positive business environment

The city’s five-year economic plan launched in 2016 aims to grow the population from 416,000 to 470,000 by 2021, and to 550,000 by 2031. The target for GDP growth is from $18 billion to $30 billion over those same 15 years.

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Member Profile

“We realized the shop was a win/win/win — a win for Dress for Success Halifax and the clients we serve, a win because we were helping more women in the community and a win because of the positive effect the boutique was having on our volunteers."

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Skilled workforce

Apprenticeship is exemplary in combining learning on the job with technical training that takes place off the job and provides our youth with opportunities to work and live in Nova Scotia.

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Skilled workforce

Life sciences sector playing growing role in Nova Scotia economy

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Skilled workforce

Work-integrated learning benefits everyone involved, but it takes effort

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Skilled workforce

Halifax’s not-for-profit sector plays a key role in workforce development

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Skilled workforce

Our focus is to increase the number of skilled workers available to employers within our region. We want our youth and immigrants to have the skills and education that our employers are looking for, so supply can match demand.

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Skilled workforce

Purposeful destruction

July 1, 2018

In June, Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) – Atlantic graduated its first cohort of nearly a dozen new companies looking to clear ground to grow their own businesses on through a nine month course using objective-based mentoring.

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Skilled workforce

Startup city

July 1, 2018

Nova Scotia Community College has come a long way in the last couple of decades. NSCC has grown to a complement of more than 120 programs, covering everything from skilled trades to the very latest in science and technology.

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Skilled workforce

After spending years and millions of dollars building a new Halifax Convention Centre to attract people to the city, the success of the enterprise will depend on convincing delegates to leave the building.

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Skilled workforce

Last year, a popular Chrome extension automatically replaced “millennials” in headlines with “snake people.”

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Skilled workforce

Canada’s ocean economy presents both immense opportunity and considerable challenges.

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