Department of Economic Development

The Department of Economic Development works with Crown corporations and special operating entities (Develop Nova Scotia, Innovacorp, Invest Nova Scotia, Tourism Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Business Inc.) to develop plans, programs and policies that encourage entrepreneurship, help attract venture capital investment and grow sectors of the economy. We also work with other government departments and levels of government, universities, NSCC and the private and social enterprise sectors to create a shared strategy for business growth.

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Scott Farmer
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Jennifer Church
Associate Deputy Minister

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Department of Economic Development
PO Box 2311
Halifax NS B3J 3C8