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Atlantic Business Outlook: Nova Scotia

Wednesday May 16 2018 Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites Halifax, NS


Following a weak performance in 2017, Nova Scotia’s economy is set to improve this year, growing by 1.5 per cent. Ongoing shipbuilding work in Halifax is bolstering the manufacturing sector and international immigrants have also been flocking to Nova Scotia at record levels. However, big capital projects are wrapping up, and there are no big investment projects planned that could fill the void. For the second year in a row, Halifax’s real gross domestic product will grow by 1.7 per cent in 2018.

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The Conference Board of Canada will dig deep into the international, national, provincial and Halifax outlooks at the fourth annual Atlantic Business Outlook, featuring Craig Alexander, the Conference Board’s Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist.

In addition to the latest and most comprehensive economic analysis to navigate this challenging and evolving business climate, this Atlantic Business Outlook will shine a fresh spotlight on one of the keys to future prosperity—innovation.

The Conference Board of Canada will present the new findings of its Innovation report card, and Paul Preston, the Conference Board of Canada’s Director, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, will lead a discussion on Nova Scotia’s innovation potential.

The annual Atlantic Business Outlook promises to be the premier economic forecasting event in the province this year.


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