By Martha Wilson, The Chronicle Herald – October 22, 2012
What do you do if you move to a new place where you don’t have a job, family or friends? You try to plug into an existing network.
Creating that network for newcomers has been the goal of the Connector Program of the Greater Halifax Partnership economic development organization, says Fred Morley, executive vice-president and chief economist with the organization.
The International Economic Development Council this month recognized the program with two gold awards of excellence. The program has been emulated in 10 other Canadian cities, Morley notes, ranging in size from Montreal to Truro, and is being implemented in Calgary and by the province of New Brunswick.
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