HALIFAX, N.S. (July 17, 2014) – Government is changing how its economic development department and agencies do business, positioning the private sector to lead economic growth. As the industry association for the fastest growing sector in the Province, Digital Nova Scotia welcomes the announcement made today by Michel Samson, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism.

The changes are based on recommendations from the oneNS report and independent reviews on economic development funding programs. They will enable business experts to make more decisions and allow government to focus on improving the economic conditions for the private sector, social enterprises, and communities to thrive.

“Digital Nova Scotia presented feedback from its industry members as part of Dr. Tom Traves’ independent review on Government programs and we are pleased to see the advice of Dr. Traves incorporated into the changes announced today,” says Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, former President and CEO, Digital Nova Scotia. “This is a significant benefit to our sector in particular, as digital business needs to move as quickly as possible to be globally competitive. These new changes are a great step in the right direction for Nova Scotia’s growing digital economy.”

An outline and press release on the changes announced today by the Province can be found here.

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Emily Boucher
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Digital Nova Scotia
Email: emily.boucher@digitalnovascotia.com
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