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Who We Are

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 our partners and communities to make Nova Scotia an incredible place to live, work, invest and visit. As a provincial crown corporation, we work closely with communities and partners to build on our natural assets. Together, we are developing strategic economic infrastructure to support inclusive economic growth in 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 great people both to live and to visit Nova Scotia’s rich cultural and natural landscapes.

Corporate

At Develop Nova Scotia, our mandate is to lead the sustainable development of high-potential property and infrastructure to drive inclusive economic growth in Nova Scotia. With a core focus on placemaking, our strategic pillars are to develop places to visit, live and for enterprises to start up and grow.
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Board Members

Develop Nova Scotia is governed by a high-calibre Board of Directors from across Nova Scotia.  The Board is composed of fourteen members. The Board meets monthly and is accountable to the provincial government in setting strategic direction and financial performance. Develop Nova Scotia is constituted under the Develop Nova Scotia Act. Current Business Plan. Freedom…
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Employment

Develop Nova Scotia is a professional organization powered by passionate and dedicated employees who are focused on helping to build a Nova Scotia that is irresistible to people and investment, through placemaking, infrastructure and programming. Our employees have many things in common—we’re proud to live in Nova Scotia, we love our work and we believe…
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Media

Visit the News section for our latest updates. For information, contact Deborah Page, Director, Marketing and Communications, tel: 902.499.0275, or deborah.page@developns.ca.
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Recognition

At Develop Nova Scotia, our goal is to get you as close as you can possibly get to the unforgettable beauty, captivating experiences and unparalleled opportunities where land meets sea. Through our projects and partnerships, we have received a number of awards and recognitions including Tall Ships Nova Scotia. We proudly share these with the…
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History of Develop Nova Scotia

History of Develop Nova Scotia

Building on the value of the waterfront since 1976 The province of Nova Scotia has always recognized the value of its spectacular waterfront spaces. In 1976, the Waterfront Development Corporation took on the task to create experiences and opportunities and invest in infrastructure at the water’s edge. The Corporation began with a focus on the…
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NEWS

Patio Lanterns Festival

The Patio Lanterns Festival will bring musical activity and live performances to patios, streets, and indoor or outdoor public spaces across the province throughout the summer and fall months.

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Join our Team - Marketing & Communications Officer

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, believers, dreamers, doers. We all work closely with community to ensure good ideas are…

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New Vice President, Planning and Development

Develop Nova Scotia is thrilled to welcome its new Vice President, Planning and Development Tanya Davis.  Tanya is a skilled leader and city builder who excels at bridging the gap between planning and engineering and bringing teams together to deliver…

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New Crown Accessibility Advisory Committee-Call for Applicants

Calling on applicants. Develop Nova Scotia, Events East, Innovacorp, Nova Scotia Business Inc. and Tourism Nova Scotia are seeking Nova Scotians with lived and learned accessibility experience to join a new Crown Accessibility Advisory Committee. Working together with members from each corporation, the Crown Accessibility Advisory…

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Exploring Georges Island - 2021 Season

Situated in the heart of Halifax Harbour this national historic site reflects the rich and varied heritage of Canada. For the first time in generations, visitors now have an opportunity to connect with Atlantic Canada’s rich and complex history. Georges Island…

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Lunenburg's Working Waterfront - Projects and Progress

Thanks to everyone who joined the virtual 17th Annual Lunenburg Waterfront Association Symposium on June 24/21.  With community and project updates from the Lunenburg Waterfront Association Inc. and Develop Nova Scotia, attendees also heard from guest speaker Inbal Newman – Picton…

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Province Invests in Revitalizing Sydney's Downtown Core

A $3 million investment to revitalize Sydney's downtown core to help support local businesses and attract new investment in the heart of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM).

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Peggy's Cove

Peggy’s Cove: Develop Nova Scotia to operate new provincial properties for 2021-22 season

Develop Nova Scotia is thrilled to share that our team has been tasked with operating new and renovated provincially-owned assets and infrastructure in Peggy’s Cove for the 2021-22 season.

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Heritage Recognition Award - Big Boat Shed

The Town of Lunenburg has established an annual Heritage Recognition Awards Program that recognizes and shows appreciation to property owners and developers on a job well done. Restoration work on important buildings and infrastructure continues to keep our communities thriving…

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Pictou Waterfront Master Plan

The Town of Pictou is partnering with Develop Nova Scotia to find a qualified consultant to undertake a master plan for Pictou’s Waterfront. The plan will position the waterfront as a destination for Pictonians and visitors; to ensure that the waterfront…

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