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A Year in Review: NSBI's 2017 Top Reads

Friday, January 12, 2018

From selling maple syrup in Dubai, to real-time data disruption, to global technology creation, there are a few common threads running through 2017's top reads. Namely, technology and exporting are driving the province's success, and Nova Scotia is quickly becoming a sought-after location for innovation. Oh, and did we mention the off-the-grid redneck psychic? Here is a sampling of the best 2017 had to offer:

1. IBM Investing in Nova Scotia

In 2012, IBM projected the creation of 500 jobs over an eight-year period. Today, the company has been hiring well ahead of the estimated timeline target and working with NSBI, IBM plans to expand with the creation of 250 additional positions. Read more »

2. Spotlight on Redneck Psychic

Redneck Psychic is a one-hour documentary from Beyond Productions Inc. which began filming in February, 2017. We caught up with director Ben Stewart to learn more about the production. Read more »

3. Kickstart your Business Growth through Export

The right tools, resources and relationships can drastically change the growth possibilities for a company – and that’s exactly where Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) comes in. Read more »

4. MetOcean Telematics – Working Where Cellular Ends

Working from two fairly non-descript buildings in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, a group of 80 people are disrupting the possibilities of real-time data — and they’re doing it from very, very remote places. Read more »

5. Samsung uses Technology Created in Nova Scotia

At the 2017 Mobile World Congress, a gathering of hundreds of operators in the mobile industry heard industry heavy weight, Samsung, announce its mobile phones and Smartphones will have RCS technology. And this global story has its genesis in Nova Scotia, Canada. Read more »

6. Gaming Momentum: Game Launch Preview of Nova Scotia’s Interactive Media Studios

Nova Scotia has become a sought-out location for game development and ranks number one for cost-competitiveness in video game production out of all mature markets around the world. Read more »

7. Success in North Sydney: Gillis Seafood

From one half-ton truck and small garage, to a fleet of refrigerated delivery trucks and a modern distribution centre, Gills Seafood has been providing a high quality product to customers for over 70 years. Read more »

8. NTT DATA Amplifies Career Path for Nova Scotia Graduates

As a large employer in the province (and one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers – 2018), NTT Data has been creating positive outcomes and high-value career opportunities for employees like Brittany Thompson. Read more »

9. Selling to the US - What You Need to Know

It is essential to be familiar with permissible business activities, and the immigration process. Read more »

10. 2017 Nova Scotia Exporter of the Year in Dubai

Once the shock of winning 2017 Exporter of the Year began to wear off, Hutchinson’s Maple Products faced a welcome dilemma. What to do with two airline tickets anywhere Air Canada flies in the world? Read more »

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