4Front Atlantic Conference

Well schooled in opportunities

June 3, 2013

Speakers see strength in our colleges, universities In an ever-evolving global economic landscape, this region has an inherent “Atlantic advantage” that allows it to seize worldwide growth opportunities, 4Front Atlantic attendees were told Thursday. During the third and final instalment…

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Youth, skills top agenda at end of conference

June 3, 2013

With the looming demographic crisis like a ticking time bomb for the Atlantic region, access to young, talented workers emerged as a major topic of discussion at the 4Front Atlantic conference Thursday. Hundreds of representatives from regional businesses — big…

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Atlantic Canada: Sluggish Growth Environment According to BMO Special Report

May 29, 2013

HALIFAX, N.S.- May 29, 2013– Economic growth remains sluggish in Atlantic Canada and is expected to underperform the national average again this year, according to a special report from BMO Economics released today entitled Atlantic Canada: Assessing the Challenges and…

EDITORIAL: The power of trying

May 28, 2013

W. Edwards Deming, the American statistician who pioneered quality improvement for industry, was fond of reminding his business clients that their survival couldn’t be taken for granted. It was, he liked to say, “purely voluntary.” In other words, in an…

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4Front Atlantic Conference Seeking Input for Regional Success

May 24, 2013

At the 4Front of Change: An Action Plan for Atlantic Canada May 24, Halifax NS – The 4Front Atlantic Conference steering committee today released a draft action plan designed to deliver concrete, private-sector led strategies to create opportunities for Atlantic…

Next Generation of Atlantic Canadian Business Leaders Selected to Participate in the 4Front Atlantic Conference

May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013 – Halifax, NS – Twenty-four of Atlantic Canada’s most promising leaders in business have been selected to participate in the third instalment of the 4Front Atlantic Conference in Halifax, on May 30th. The chosen applicants represent leaders…

Lofty goals touted ahead of conference

May 15, 2013

Double the number of high-tech companies in the region within the next five years. Double the number of small- and medium-sized enterprises in Atlantic Canada doing business globally within the same time frame. Triple the value of our trade exports…

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Time for Action: Third Instalment of 4Front Atlantic Conference Set for May 30th in Halifax

May 14, 2013

Five working groups to present action plan to enhance regional prosperity and solicit input from Atlantic Canadians His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Dominic Barton, Worldwide Managing Director, McKinsey & Company among keynote speakers…

We’ll miss boat if we cling to status quo

April 3, 2013

The Age of Sail, which created so much enterprise and wealth in Nova Scotia, did not end because we ran out of wind. It was disruptive innovations in new technologies and new markets that Nova Scotians were slow to recognize…

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Halifax Has Growth in its Sails – Let’s Create 12,000 Jobs Together

July 19, 2012

BMO releases report on HRM – outlook for economy, housing and labour market: Unemployment rate expected to drop to 4 per cent by 2016, with 12,000 new jobs created Housing market performing well and residential construction well-supported BMO offering support…

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Conference News

Time for Action: 4Front Atlantic committee responds to OneNS report

HALIFAX, Friday, February 14 – The 4Front Atlantic advisory committee welcomes the strong recommendations and urgent call to action detailed in the recently released report by the Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy. The report titled, Now or…

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Immigration a buoy for Atlantic Canada

Today, structural trends and seismic events are reshaping economies, societies, politics, power and expectations around the globe. The future is hiding in plain sight, and the question before us is whether we have the wisdom to spot it, and the…

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Can the east coast economy be revived?

It’s been more than four decades since Kevin Lynch left Cape Breton Island to pursue a career that would carry him to the top of the federal civil service, as clerk of the Privy Council. Atlantic Canada, meanwhile, has remained…

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