Consider Canada City Alliance
On January 1, 2014, Paul Kent became Chair of Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA). As part of CCCA, the Partnership has been collaborating with economic development agencies in some of Canada's largest cities over the past four years to address issues affecting our common economic sustainability.
United under CCCA, Canada's largest cities work together to rapidly guide international companies to Canada's best trade and investment opportunities. These cities make up 50% of Canada's economic activity and include:
- Quebec City
For more information on CCCA, please visit: considercanada.com
Consider Canada City Alliance Meets in Halifax (Sept. 2013)
Consider Canada City Alliance delivers infrastructure opportunity message on CETA during three-city European investment mission (Nov. 2013)
Halifax - Norfolk Sister Cities
Halifax became Norfolk, Virginia's sixth sister city in April 2006. Like Norfolk, Halifax has a regional economic
development partnership, a vibrant tourist and cruise industry,
hospitals, universities, libraries, museums, theaters, and numerous
multicultural festivals as well as the nation’s largest naval
In the summer of 2010, the Halifax-Norfolk
Sister Cities Society hosted a delegation which had the opportunity to,
among other things, learn about Halifax's growing oceans sector during a
visit to Dalhousie University, and participate in the Navy Centennial
and Canada Day celebrations.
That fall, the Partnership lead an
African Nova Scotian delegation to explore historic and family ties
between African American and African Nova Scotian communities. Delegates
participated in, and presented at, the 2010 Signature Conference of
World Energy Cities Partnership
Halifax is a member of the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP), an organization of 18 international cities that have a core focus on energy (oil, gas, and renewables). WECP has two key meetings a year that the Mayor (or delegate) and an economic development representative attend. More than a dozen major players are currently operating in Nova Scotia's offshore with exploration commitments totaling over $2 million billion.
Halifax's offshore technology firms have deep experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, having provided much of the engineering, seismic survey, modeling and forecasting, production and processing, and underwater support during the Sable Island Offshore Energy Project and the Deep Panuke Project.
Notable Halifax-based Companies Engaged in Offshore & Gas: