October 14, 2010
Chamber pleased by Convention Centre announcement
For immediate release
Halifax, NS- The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is pleased by the announcement of a new Convention Centre for downtown Halifax, as announced yesterday by Premier Darrell Dexter.
“This is great news for Halifax and for Nova Scotia, and I can feel the positive vibes already.” Says Chamber President Valerie Payn, “We are encouraged that all three levels of governments have expressed their support, and now that the province has officially come on board, we hope that the other two levels, municipal and federal, follow suit quickly. A new convention centre will help revitalized the downtown and the economic impact will no doubt be significant. The Chamber hopes this will be a springboard for other developments in our city to get going.”
The Halifax Chamber of Commerce, as part of its role as a business advocacy organization, continuously strives to build and strengthen our local business culture through a variety of different mechanisms and resources. One particular mechanism is to firmly support and stand behind the initiatives, projects, and policies that reflect the Chamber’s strategic priorities of economic growth, competitive positioning, people, health care, and sustainability.
“The announcement of the Convention Centre project is unique in that it represents practically all of our priority areas as well as the promise of growth, vibrancy, and an overall enhanced quality of life for the residents of our municipality,” says Payn.
“The benefits of this new convention centre will be threefold – job creation for our people, growth for our economy, and tax revenues for our provincial government,” adds Payn. “But economic benefits aside, these meetings, conventions, concerts, and other community functions that could be held at this new space are important contributing factors to our community’s prosperity and pleasure”.
“This development is a progressive step towards enhancing our ability to compete with other cities for these important events, growing our economy, securing sustainable jobs and our competitive position as the Atlantic hub city, and welcoming the world.” says Payn. “We applaud the parties responsible for making this monumental and vital decision.”
For more information contact:
Halifax Chamber of Commerce