How we Work
NSBI's mission is to help Nova Scotia businesses across the province grow exports through access to business advisory services, skill development and training to build trade capacity, market intelligence, financing, and support in accessing global markets, with a focus on developing new exporters and attracting innovative, globally competitive companies to establish a business location in Nova Scotia..
A strong, thriving, and globally competitive Nova Scotia today and for generations to come.
The object of the corporation is to provide business development in the province by working directly with businesses to support economic growth through:
- business development, retention and expansion;
- the establishment of new businesses in the province; and,
- export operations to connect businesses in the province with new markets or new export opportunities.
Our Driving Principles
We developed our 2016-2017 Business Plan guided by the follow principles:
- Think Export First
- Focus on Our Strengths
- Position the Private Sector to Lead
- Evidence-Based Decision Making
- People as Our Foundation
- Collaborate for Results
We respect Nova Scotians, our province and our colleagues.
We are fair, honest, transparent, timely, and results-oriented.
We act with the utmost professionalism, taking the time to listen and understand.
We strive for evidence-based knowledge to drive our actions and outcomes.
We are accountable to our stakeholders and all Nova Scotians.
We anticipate change, act proactively and are resilient.
We are Nova Scotians working for positive outcomes for Nova Scotians.
We value people's skills, backgrounds, experiences and ideas.