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Together we can build a Nova Scotia that is irresistible to people and investment.

By investing in infrastructure, properties and programs that build on the compelling natural advantages of our province, Develop Nova Scotia is working with communities and partners to create places that attract people to Nova Scotia. A provincial crown corporation, we develop strategic economic infrastructure to support economic growth across Nova Scotia.

At the centre of our work is the role of place in attracting people, and this principle of placemaking ensures that the planning, development and management of land and infrastructure is achieved with and for people. Great places and a high quality of life attract people both to live and to visit Nova Scotia’s rich cultural and natural landscapes.

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Join our Team – Business Developer & Programming Manager

Our people are a passionate and industrious bunch of placemakers. We’re engineers, planners, architects, designers, program developers, property manager… ...

Our people are a passionate and industrious bunch of placemakers. We’re engineers, planners, architects, designers, program developers, property managers, storytellers, creatives, pragmatists, stewards of public investment…

Retail Opportunities at Salt Yard

Bring your local flair and flavour to the Halifax waterfront this summer and join over 25 small local businesses in Salt Yard—one of the Halifax waterfr… ...

Bring your local flair and flavour to the Halifax waterfront this summer and join over 25 small local businesses in Salt Yard—one of the Halifax waterfront’s most vibrant districts. Develop Nova Scotia is seeking potential…

High-Speed Internet to Reach More Nova Scotians with Eastlink and Bell

April 21, 2022—Halifax, NS: Access to high-speed internet will reach another 400 Nova Scotian homes and businesses under new contracts with Eastlink and… ...

April 21, 2022—Halifax, NS: Access to high-speed internet will reach another 400 Nova Scotian homes and businesses under new contracts with Eastlink and Bell signed by Develop Nova Scotia. Eastlink will expand access to 66…

Local Art Business Opportunity in Peggy’s Cove’s Historic deGarthe Studio

April 14, 2022 — Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia: Full of character, history, and ocean views, Peggy’s Cove is the perfect place for creativity to thrive. Dev… ...

April 14, 2022 — Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia: Full of character, history, and ocean views, Peggy’s Cove is the perfect place for creativity to thrive. Develop Nova Scotia is seeking local artists, makers, and craftspeople to…

City Harbour Cruises to Offer New Marine Experience from the Halifax Waterfront

April 4, 2022—Halifax, NS: All aboard for your own Halifax harbour adventure! City Harbour Cruises has partnered with Develop Nova Scotia to offer a ran… ...

April 4, 2022—Halifax, NS: All aboard for your own Halifax harbour adventure! City Harbour Cruises has partnered with Develop Nova Scotia to offer a range of marine experiences on the Halifax harbour. Founded by Halifax bu…

Community Garden Development Opportunity at Dartmouth Cove

Addendum #1: The term length for this project has been extended from 1 year to 2 years to allow for a second growing season in 2023 if the group is not… ...

Addendum #1: The term length for this project has been extended from 1 year to 2 years to allow for a second growing season in 2023 if the group is not able to fully utilize the 2022 growing season due to tight timelines t…

Fresh Air and Fresh Opportunities on the Halifax Waterfront

Develop Nova Scotia is seeking an experienced operator (or operators) to lease a unique business space on the Halifax waterfront at 5080 George Street. ...

Develop Nova Scotia is seeking an experienced operator (or operators) to lease a unique business space on the Halifax waterfront at 5080 George Street.

Pictou Waterfront Master Plan

Winter 2022 Read more on the Pictou Waterfront Master Plan project including partners, draft summary, additional community engagement opportunities and… ...

Winter 2022 Read more on the Pictou Waterfront Master Plan project including partners, draft summary, additional community engagement opportunities and more. Spring 2021 The Town of Pictou partnered with Develop Nova Scoti…

New Affordable Housing Opportunity in Downtown Dartmouth

The Province is making a prime piece of land in downtown Dartmouth available for a mixed-use project that includes affordable housing. ...

The Province is making a prime piece of land in downtown Dartmouth available for a mixed-use project that includes affordable housing.

Food and Beverage Business Opportunity on the Halifax Waterfront

Develop Nova Scotia is seeking an experienced operator or operators to license up to two separate properties on the Halifax waterfront for the purpose o… ...

Develop Nova Scotia is seeking an experienced operator or operators to license up to two separate properties on the Halifax waterfront for the purpose of operating two unique outdoor food and beverage establishments.