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NOVA SCOTIA BUSINESS INC. Annual Report 2016-17 Business Success in Nova Scotia
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Business Success in Nova Scotia

NSBI’s mission is simple and focused: drive economic momentum in Nova Scotia by helping businesses become successful exporters, and by attracting and expanding investment into our province and businesses.

Our 2016 - 2017 Annual Report tells their stories. The road to prosperity is never easy. There will be bumps on the way. But as you will see, Nova Scotia businesses are focused on building a strong and thriving community for today and for generations to come. 

REDspace in Nova Scotia, Canada

Tactical Diversity – REDSpace

"No other digital interactive company works at the level we do. There’s something Nova Scotia kitchen party about what we do, like ‘come sit around the fire and we’ll figure out your problem for you."

Benjamin Bridge in Nova Scotia, Canada

Passionate About Place – Benjamin Bridge

“Nova Scotia’s terroir, and the wine it produces, is some of the most distinctive on earth. So for us, there was a passion for place, and a passion for what we could do at the international level.”

Managing Live Events, Marcato Digital Services in Nova Scotia, Canada

Managing Live Events – Marcato Digital Solutions

Marcato’s greatest challenge is familiar to many Nova Scotian exporters: where to market? The global live events market is large, dynamic, and competitive. New events and festivals are always being added.

DHX Media in Nova Scotia, Canada

Content for Tomorrow – DHX Media

With the support of NSBI and the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund, DHX Media, and Nova Scotia, remain strong competitors in the multi-billion-dollar global content industry.

Ocean Sonics in Nova Scotia, Canada

Listening to the Sea – OceanSonics

Desirée and Mark were living in Texas when they decided to return to Canada to raise their family and start a business. Nova Scotia was a perfect choice. It’s near the ocean and has a convenient international airport and strong university research community.

Victoria Co-operative Fisheries in Nova Scotia, Canada

Pristine Waters – Victoria Co-operative Fisheries

Victoria Co-operative Fisheries partnered with NSBI to expand into markets in China. The goal for the expansion was to export at least two shipping containers of seafood. In 2016, they exported six containers to China – and embarked on plans to expand into Vietnam.

IBM in Nova Scotia, Canada

Building Partnerships – IBM

Through innovative programs such as the Collaboration for Analytics Research, Education, and Technology (CARET), IBM has partnered with Nova Scotia to create career opportunities for new graduates and drive new research in data analytics and optimization.

The Global Donair - Tonys Meats in Nova Scotia, Canada

The Global Donair – Tony's Meats

Entering the hyper-competitive United States food services market requires tight strategy and good business connections, but the rewards for success are high.

NSBI Sponsors the Acadia Robotics Program

Inspiring Innovation – Acadia Robotics Program

The ICT and tech sector in Nova Scotia are key areas of focus for NSBI. Through the Acadia Robotics Program, we can help shape the workforce of the future by providing opportunities for tomorrow.

Carbon Cure in Nova Scotia, Canada

Reducing Global Emissions – CarbonCure

CarbonCure began with a love story. Founder Robert Niven moved to Nova Scotia to be with his wife, who was studying here. He started a carbon management consulting practice focused on the cement and concrete sector - this funded the initial research and development for the technology.

Strategic Growth - MUFG in Nova Scotia, Canada

Strategic Growth – MUFG

Mitsubushi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) has chosen to make its Halifax office its strategic growth centre for North America. To facilitate this growth, the company needed to encourage existing staff and new recruits to join the Halifax office.

NSBI by the Numbers 2016 - 2017

Our results are measured through the outcomes attained by the private-sector clients that have accessed our programs and services over the past year. View our complete 2016-17 Annual Report to learn more.

Nova Scotia businesses need to export to grow.
We are proud to be able to support them.