Where to start

Are you interested in starting a business in Halifax? You can contact this go-to resource for business development in Halifax to answer your questions and get started. More support tools will be available soon.

How Halifax Partnership can help

The Halifax Partnership is Halifax’s public-private economic development organization. The Partnership drives and accelerates economic growth by selling and marketing Halifax to the world, helping businesses reach their full potential and tracking Halifax’s economic progress. The Partnership’s network of over 130 influential and globally connected partners are committed to building a thriving, prosperous Halifax.

The Partnership can assist you during your site selection and location process by providing:

  • Strategic support
  • In-depth research and economic data
  • Connection to business resources, incentives and financing
  • Customized business case and value proposition to meet your business needs
  • Focused after-care and business retention and expansion program 

About Halifax Partnership

We are connectors. We know Halifax and can make the connections that fuel business and economic growth.  Through our partnerships and acclaimed programs, like SmartBusiness and Connector, the Partnership creates opportunities for people to connect and collaborate on big and small ideas that make our great city grow and prosper. 

We are the go-to source on Halifax’s economy. We dive deep into what moves Halifax forward and are able to pinpoint and analyze the trends and health of our city. We are “in the know” and on the leading edge of opportunities that can ignite growth.

Contact Halifax Partnership

Are you considering setting up your business in the Halifax Area? Don’t hesitate to contact Jason Guidry if you have a specific question related to your industry or country

Jason Guidry
Director, Investment, Trade & International Partnerships

Contact me by phone

+1 902 490 6115

+1 800 565 1191 (toll free)

Contact me by e-mail


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Home Country Support

Companies wishing to enter a foreign market can actively seek out support by the embassy or consulate of their home country in another city. Staff members are ready to help you begin.

Another source of support and information is the bilateral chamber of commerce of your home country. The chamber may assist your company in several ways, including consulting services regarding market research, trade-show assistance, background verification, preparation of market entry plans and business referral services.

Find your Embassy / Consulate or Chamber of commerce for this city.