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Our Mandate

To lead sustainable development of high potential property and infrastructure to drive inclusive economic growth in Nova Scotia.

Vision

Nova Scotia is among the world’s great places.

Mission

Building on our ocean advantage, together with our partners and our community, we will develop authentic, sustainable places in Nova Scotia that are irresistible to people and investment.

Our Purpose

A location becomes a place in the same way a house becomes a home. Places are locations that have meaning for people, and it is people who give them meaning. They reflect our unique character, diverse culture, collective heritage and shared aspirations. There are reasons that make you want to come back to a great place, or stay longer—like thoughtful infrastructure, interesting activities, and good management. They are authentic and connected, livable and lovable, and they create a sense of belonging.

Whether attracting people to make a life here, businesses to invest, entrepreneurs to cluster for innovation or visitors to explore our province, quality of place plays a central role in the decision to come here over somewhere else.

To build places with everyone, our diverse communities should feel empowered to participate in creating the place. When people belong, they feel they have a say in shaping places that attract people and investment to Nova Scotia.

Develop Nova Scotia stewards great places in Nova Scotia to maximize their potential to drive inclusive economic growth.

public and stakeholder engagement

We engage with public and private sector organizations, as well as the public at large, to understand community priorities and design projects, properties and programs that are inclusive, that are uniquely Nova Scotian, and that reflect our shared heritage and aspirations.

land and infrastructure planning

We plan projects that maximize economic value and prioritize social inclusion and environmental sustainability. We preserve public access to the water’s edge and prioritize people in our planning.

infrastructure development and management

Our multi-year development projects attract private and public investment and enhance strategic properties and infrastructure. These destinations, for locals and visitors, support strategic sector and entrepreneurial growth and contribute to the magnetism of Nova Scotia as a place to live.

property and project management

Our portfolio includes some of Nova Scotia’s highest profile and most visited properties. We have expertise in commercial, industrial and public realm property management, including specialized expertise in the management of marine infrastructure and complex public–private sector project partnerships.

business and program development

Our assets are platforms for business, innovators, events, and social enterprise to flourish and the community to come together. Revenue generated from operations is reinvested in the property for public benefit.

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NEWS

Internet for Nova Scotia Update July, 2019

Improving rural internet service is a priority. Having a strong internet network will help our province build places where both people and businesses flourish. Learn more about the latest updates on the project.

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New Home for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will move to a new, modern space on Halifax’s waterfront. The move, announced April 18, will enhance the province’s position as a leader in the visual arts, inviting the world to celebrate our culture.

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10 Organizations Pre-qualified to Address High-Speed Internet in Nova Scotia

Ten organizations have been qualified and include a mix of small and large companies, as well as municipalities to address rural internet in Nova Scotia.

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Rural Internet Pre-Qualified

10 Organizations Pre-qualified to Address High-Speed Internet in Nova Scotia Improving rural high-speed internet service is a priority. Having a strong internet network will help our province build places where businesses and people flourish. In 2018, the government placed $193…

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Lunenburg Waterfront

Lunenburg Big Boat Shed Investment

The province and the Government of Canada are investing $1.5 million to revitalize and enhance the Big Boat Shed on Nova Scotia’s iconic Lunenburg waterfront.

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Halifax Waterfront

Lockheed Martin Comes to COVE

As a leading technology and innovation company, Lockheed Martin Canada is committed to the next big idea, and now they are a tenant at COVE.

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Halifax Waterfront

COVE Welcomes IBM Canada

The Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) welcomes IBM Canada, who has joined the ocean business park as a tenant.

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Harbour Islands Visitor Experience Strategy

The province has invested $100,000 for the creation of a Visitor Experience Strategy for the Halifax Harbour Islands, focusing on Georges and McNabs Islands.

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New Appointees to Board of Directors

Five new members were appointed to the Develop Nova Scotia board of directors.

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Annual Report 2017/2018

The Annual Report for 2017/2018 is now available.

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