Halifax Looks to Toronto to Play a Part in Driving Growth

Halifax Mayor Mike Savage came to Toronto in June to share a message and change perspectives– the city is very different than it was even five years ago and those who have moved away should take a look back east for new opportunities. “We are proudly East Coast and right now we have one of the three fastest growing urban economies in Canada. It’s a great time to be a part of what’s happening in Halifax,” said Savage. Fast growing and looking to maintain that momentum – Halifax has an ambitious strategy with goals of growing the population to 550,000 and GDP to $30 billion by 2030 (that’s 1.7% and 2.9% annually respectively). Key to growth will be the technology and innovation sector. “I believe our city has all of the right ingredients to further develop its strong start-up community and broaden the ICT sector,” said Savage. High profile sales of companies like Radian6, Ocean Nutrition and GoInstant appear to back that up. Seeking advice to grow the sector further, Mayor Savage and an economic development team from Halifax took part in a Technology Round Table hosted by East Coast Connected (ECC). Chaired by ECC founder and RedIron Technologies VP Chris Crowell, the Round Table brought together a small group of senior leaders from Toronto-based growth stage technology companies– most with an affinity for Nova Scotia already. “There are many highly successful people with ties to the Maritimes in Toronto’s technology sector –many could be in a position to consider Halifax for expanding their company’s footprint,” said Crowell. “They need to know they will have access to the infrastructure...

CONTEST: Chance to Win 2 Free tickets to the Kitchen Party

The East Coast Charity Ball 2016 Facebook Contest (“Contest) is operated by East Coast Connected (“ECC”). The Contest is open to residents of Canada who are nineteen years of age or older on April 30th, 2016. To be eligible for entry in the Contest, you must share the ECC Charity Ball Facebook post in one of the following ways: (i) on your own Timeline (ii) on a friend’s Timeline or (iii) in a public Facebook group. Limit of one entry per person. The Contest will award the following Prize: Two tickets to the Kitchen Party at the 13th Annual East Coast Charity Ball. Approximate value of the Prize is $200 CAD. The Contest closes April 17th, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The Winner will be selected at random from eligible entries. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. The Winner will be contacted directly through Facebook and their name will be announced on the ECC Facebook page and website. Note: Contest excludes residents of...

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