News release

Funding for Halifax Partnership to Spur Innovation

The province is providing $1.9 million to Halifax Partnership to support the economic recovery and to position Nova Scotia as Canada’s start-up capital.

“Our long-term economic success depends on containing the COVID-19 virus,” said Inclusive Economic Growth Minister Labi Kousoulis. “Halifax Partnership will also leverage our start-up ecosystem and experienced business community to spur innovation and inclusive economic growth.”

This renewed commitment to Halifax Partnership provides funding, to be used over the next three years, to support programming and initiatives that will help increase the resilience and competitiveness of the Halifax business community and enhance collaboration between start-ups and established businesses and professionals.

Under the Build Back a Better Halifax plan, co-creation spaces designed to support the continued growth and success of start-ups, scale-ups and new companies locating to Halifax will become more available and access improved.

The funding will also support newly relocated companies in getting established more quickly by connecting them to the local workforce, business networks, programs and services.

Halifax Partnership will work with companies to identify barriers to business continuity and growth and make connections to private and public sector resources and solutions to help companies realize their full potential.


We thank the Province of Nova Scotia for its continued support of Halifax Partnership’s work to advance inclusive and innovative economic recovery and development in our city and province. We are committed to working with our private, public and post-secondary investors and partners to create a strong ecosystem that supports innovation and business success. Wendy Luther, president and CEO, Halifax Partnership

Quick Facts:

  • Halifax Partnership is Halifax's public-private economic development organization
  • the partnership drives and accelerates economic growth by selling and marketing Halifax to the world, helping businesses reach their full potential and tracking Halifax's economic progress
  • the partnership's network of influential and globally connected investors and partners is committed to building a thriving, prosperous Halifax

Additional Resources:

Halifax Partnership website:


Media Contacts:

Gary Andrea
Inclusive Economic Growth Cell: 902-456-6196 Email:
Alison Gillan
Halifax Partnership Cell: 902-719-6797 Email: