Halifax is the capital city of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada
- Primary economic engine for Atlantic Canada - 19% of the region’s GDP
- Strategically located between major North American, European and Asian markets
- Ranks 4th in International Business Cost Competitiveness (KPMG, Competitive Alternatives 2014)
Halifax has one of the most diverse economies in Canada with a number of strong industries.
OceansHalifax is a world leader in oceans research and technology, a growing sector generating $5 billion in revenue in Nova Scotia and employing 14% of the province's workforce. Nova Scotia is home to 450 PhDs in oceans-related disciplines, the highest concentration in the world.
Transportation and LogisticsBuilt for speed and volume, the Halifax Gateway is a strategic North American location for the efficient movement of goods and people globally. It includes the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the International Port of Halifax, CN Rail, a strong logistics and warehousing sector, and excellent class 1 highway infrastructure.
Aerospace and DefenceNova Scotia’s commercial aerospace and defence sector - primarily based in Halifax - employs 6,000 people and generates more than $600 million in revenues each year. Add the Department of National Defence (DND) to the mix, with an additional workforce of 9,000 and annual revenues of $1 billion, and you will see why Nova Scotia can compete with jurisdictions worldwide.