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

Province to Seek Operator for Lunenburg Foundry Shipyard

The government will soon begin looking for an operator for the historic Lunenburg Foundry to continue supporting the region's shipbuilding and maintenan… ...

The government will soon begin looking for an operator for the historic Lunenburg Foundry to continue supporting the region's shipbuilding and maintenance industry - a key component of its thriving waterfront.

New Crown Corporations Launched to Drive Economic Growth

Today, December 1, the Province launched two new organizations that modernize the government's approach to economic development and improve accountabili… ...

Today, December 1, the Province launched two new organizations that modernize the government's approach to economic development and improve accountability to Nova Scotians.

Evergreen Market Vendor Opportunity

September 15, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The Evergreen Festival will bring the spirit of the season to Halifax from November 25-December 18, 2022. Local busine… ...

September 15, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The Evergreen Festival will bring the spirit of the season to Halifax from November 25-December 18, 2022. Local businesses and organizations are invited get involved as Evergreen Market ve…

New Fibre Internet Projects Announced

High-speed internet will reach another 40 Nova Scotia homes and businesses through scope expansion projects with Seaside Communications and Bell as part… ...

High-speed internet will reach another 40 Nova Scotia homes and businesses through scope expansion projects with Seaside Communications and Bell as part of the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative. The locations are located…

Satellite Internet Program Expansion

August 11, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The recently announced Satellite Internet Service Rebate program is expanding to help more Nova Scotians get access to in… ...

August 11, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The recently announced Satellite Internet Service Rebate program is expanding to help more Nova Scotians get access to internet services faster. Starting today, August 11, the program will ac…

Province Invests in Satellite Internet

July 29, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The government is helping homes and businesses get internet where there is no access to wired or wireless solutions. The Sa… ...

July 29, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The government is helping homes and businesses get internet where there is no access to wired or wireless solutions. The Satellite Internet Service Rebate program announced today, July 29, will…

New Projects Announced for Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative

July 5, 2022 — Halifax, NS: High-speed internet access will reach a further 273 Nova Scotia homes and businesses through a scope expansion project with… ...

July 5, 2022 — Halifax, NS: High-speed internet access will reach a further 273 Nova Scotia homes and businesses through a scope expansion project with Eastlink as part of the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative. The expan…

18th Annual Lunenburg Waterfront Symposium

Lunenburg, NS — Thank you to those who joined Lunenburg Waterfront Association Inc. and Develop Nova Scotia for the 18thAnnual Lunenburg Waterfront Symp… ...

Lunenburg, NS — Thank you to those who joined Lunenburg Waterfront Association Inc. and Develop Nova Scotia for the 18thAnnual Lunenburg Waterfront Symposium & Information Update on June 25, 2022. View the Lunenburg Wa…

Join our Team – Business Developer & Programming Manager

Our people are a passionate and industrious bunch of placemakers. We’re engineers, planners, architects, designers, program developers, property manager… ...

Our people are a passionate and industrious bunch of placemakers. We’re engineers, planners, architects, designers, program developers, property managers, storytellers, creatives, pragmatists, stewards of public investment…

Retail Opportunities at Salt Yard

Bring your local flair and flavour to the Halifax waterfront this summer and join over 25 small local businesses in Salt Yard—one of the Halifax waterfr… ...

Bring your local flair and flavour to the Halifax waterfront this summer and join over 25 small local businesses in Salt Yard—one of the Halifax waterfront’s most vibrant districts. Develop Nova Scotia is seeking potential…