News releases from Economic Development

New Crown Corporations Launched to Drive Economic Growth

Economic Development / Public Works

Today, December 1, the Province launched two new organizations that modernize the government’s approach to economic development and improve accountability to Nova Scotians.

Satellite Program Expands to Ensure Internet for Everyone

Economic Development

The Satellite Internet Service Rebate program is expanding once again to help more Nova Scotians get access to internet service faster.

Legislation Modernizes Province’s Economic Development Approach

Economic Development / Public Works

The Province is creating two new Crown corporations to increase accountability, drive economic growth and support businesses to grow and prosper.

Recognizing the Huge Impact of Small Businesses

Economic Development

Small businesses create jobs in local communities, enrich the province and strengthen Nova Scotia’s economic future.

Applications Now Open for Small Business Hurricane Relief Program

Hurricane Fiona / Premier's Office / Economic Development

Small businesses struggling in the aftermath of hurricane Fiona can now apply for support through the Small Business Hurricane Relief Program.

Satellite Internet Program Expansion

Economic Development

The recently announced Satellite Internet Service Rebate program is expanding to help more Nova Scotians get access to internet services faster.

Province Invests in Satellite Internet

Economic Development

The government is helping homes and businesses get internet where there is no access to wired or wireless solutions.

Forestry Innovation Transition Trust Approves Four More Projects

Economic Development

Four more projects, totalling $6.2 million, have been approved by the trustees of the Forestry Innovation Transition Trust.

Government Launches Nova Scotia Loyal Prototyping

Premier's Office / Economic Development

The government is taking the next step in its commitment to create a new provincial buy local program and encouraging Nova Scotians to offer ideas and opinions on its development.

Province Invests in Verschuren Centre Expansion

Economic Development

The Province is investing in Nova Scotia’s clean technology sector by supporting the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment in Sydney to expand into a national biomanufacturing centre.

Government Invests in J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport

Economic Development

The Sydney Airport Authority will be able to attract more air routes and passengers to Cape Breton and make important infrastructure upgrades with the help of a $6.3-million investment from the Province.

Government Invests in Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Economic Development

The Halifax International Airport Authority will be able to attract more air routes and passengers to Nova Scotia with the help of a $13-million investment from the Province.

Government Invests in Growth for Nova Scotia Businesses

Economic Development / Nova Scotia Business Inc. (Dec. 2004 - Nov. 2022

The government is making the Innovation Rebate Program a permanent program and investing $12 million each year to help Nova Scotia businesses thrive.

New Targeted Support for Cosmetology Sector

COVID - 19 / Economic Development

The Province is providing new support for certain businesses and practitioners in the cosmetology sector through the Targeted Sector Impact Program.

Applications Now Open for Sector Impact Support Program

COVID - 19 / Economic Development

Businesses impacted by the latest public health restrictions in Nova Scotia can now apply for support through the Sector Impact Support Program.

Grant Program Offers Support to Businesses Impacted by Latest Restrictions

COVID - 19 / Economic Development

The Province announced today, December 17, additional support for Nova Scotia businesses impacted by the new provincewide public health restrictions.

Forestry Innovation Transition Trust Approves Project in Weymouth

Economic Development

The board of the Forestry Innovation Transition Trust announced today, December 8, a $2.5 million investment in a project at Lewis Mouldings and Wood Specialties Ltd. in Weymouth.

Minister’s Statement on Small Business Week

Economic Development

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to officially recognize and acknowledge Small Business Week in Nova Scotia.

Small Business Week Highlights Entrepreneurs' Innovation and Perseverance

Economic Development

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the province have had to adapt to new ways of doing things to stay open and keep Nova Scotians safe.

Two More Forestry Projects Funded; Next Round of Applications Opens

Economic Development

Two more projects, valued at more than $12 million, have been approved by the trustees of the Forestry Innovation Transition Trust.