Corporate

We build places that improve our home and enrich our lives.


We leverage our projects and programs as tools to bring people together in pursuit of keeping Nova Scotians healthy, connected, and thriving no matter where they live. A thriving community is a powerful thing, and we’re doing our part to help communities reach their full potential by stewarding projects that enhance quality of life and community well-being, build local pride and momentum, and grow our economy.

Great places are accessible and connected.


A connected Nova Scotia is a thriving Nova Scotia. We are collaborating with communities across Nova Scotia to support rural growth through infrastructure and property development focused on supporting community and economic impact. We’re working to deliver access to high-speed internet to every household, and to enable more businesses to start and scale up, and to provide access to the connections for Nova Scotians to thrive, no matter where they live.

The remarkable intricacy and liveliness of downtown can never be created by the abstract logic of a few men. Downtown has had the capability of providing something for everybody only because it has been created by everybody.

Jane Jacobs

Great places are built for community first.


We develop and steward sustainable, year-round destinations for people, with people. When we invest in building places for people (especially locals), the outcomes are magnetic and sustainable places that create the conditions for community and commerce to thrive and investment to flow. And—perhaps most importantly—these places contribute to enhanced quality of life for everyone.

These intensely local partnerships with community create new avenues for growth, while leveraging our strength of place and community to attract people to Nova Scotia—to visit, to live, to work, to invest, and to participate.

$317.3

MILLION


in direct and spinoff
Gross Domestic Product

5,094

PERSON-YEARS


in direct and spinoff
employment

$238

MILLION


in direct and spinoff
household income

$25.8

MILLION


in direct and spinoff provincial
government tax revenue
Source: Group ATN Consulting (2018). Economic Impact of Develop Nova Scotia’s Approach to Waterfront Development.

Great places build on our collective strengths and natural assets.


Lunenburg Waterfront

Working waterfronts work hard for Nova Scotia. They are critical pieces of economic infrastructure—and it’s no secret that a rising tide lifts all boats! Creating the conditions for innovation is key to Nova Scotia’s economic growth and prosperity. We do our part to foster this growth through strategic partnerships, physical infrastructure, and platforms for business—but it takes a village.

We partner with industry, community, and all levels of government to steward spaces and develop sustainable infrastructure that support the growth of multiple businesses across high-potential ocean sectors. And, along the way, our collective efforts position Nova Scotia as a world leader in both ocean technology and sustainable development.

No place in Nova Scotia
is more than

67km

from the ocean

Ocean industries
employ over

35,000

Nova Scotian
workers

Over

300

oceansector
businesses

$4.5

BILLION


annual revenue for
ocean-related industries
(including spin-off)
Source: Group ATN Consulting (2018). Economic Impact of Develop Nova Scotia’s Approach to Waterfront Development.

News

New Public Spaces at Cunard

More space to play is coming to the Halifax waterfront.

More space to play is coming to the Halifax waterfront.

Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre Opens

Nova Scotians will receive more care, faster at the new Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre.

Nova Scotians will receive more care, faster at the new Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre.

Province Taking Action to Bring Cell Service to All Nova Scotians

The Province is taking action to make sure all Nova Scotians have access to cellular service, no matter where they live or travel.

The Province is taking action to make sure all Nova Scotians have access to cellular service, no matter where they live or travel.

Halifax to Host ROCKWOOL Canada Sail Grand Prix

Build Nova Scotia is thrilled to announce that the Halifax Harbour will be the location of the ROCKWOOL Canada Sail Grand Prix!…

Build Nova Scotia is thrilled to announce that the Halifax Harbour will be the location of the ROCKWOOL Canada Sail Grand Prix!

Halifax Waterfront Food and Beverage Business Opportunity

Build Nova Scotia is seeking a morning-focused food and beverage operator for the perfect location on the Halifax waterfront!…

Build Nova Scotia is seeking a morning-focused food and beverage operator for the perfect location on the Halifax waterfront!

Evergreen Market Vendor Opportunity

July 11, 2023 — Halifax, NS: The Evergreen Festival will bring the bright and exciting spirit of the season to the Halifax waterfront from November 24…

July 11, 2023 — Halifax, NS: The Evergreen Festival will bring the bright and exciting spirit of the season to the Halifax waterfront from November 24-December 17, 2023. Local businesses and organizations are invited to ge…

Halifax Waterfront Year-Round Retail Business Opportunity

Build Nova Scotia is seeking a year-round retail operator for a prime location on the Halifax waterfront!…

Build Nova Scotia is seeking a year-round retail operator for a prime location on the Halifax waterfront!

Mobile Vending Opportunity

Build Nova Scotia is looking for several mobile operators to ‘Pop-Up’ with their vending carts at Tall Ships Quay this summer.

Build Nova Scotia is looking for several mobile operators to ‘Pop-Up’ with their vending carts at Tall Ships Quay this summer.

Build Nova Scotia welcomes new Vice President of Infrastructure, Lands & Community Development

In this critical role, Jonathan will lead all aspects of our work to steward strategic infrastructure development for and with communities in all corn…

In this critical role, Jonathan will lead all aspects of our work to steward strategic infrastructure development for and with communities in all corners of the province.

The Pop Can: Small business pop-ups on the Halifax waterfront

Every week this 2023 season, there is going to be a new business activating “The Pop Can”. This space is a 20-foot shipping container is located in Sa…

Every week this 2023 season, there is going to be a new business activating “The Pop Can”. This space is a 20-foot shipping container is located in Salt Yard on the Halifax Waterfront.