The Department of Business was established on 9 April 2015 as a partial replacement for the Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism, which was abolished at the same time. Business was given responsibility for creating the climate for private sector economic growth; leading and aligning all government efforts to expand business and social enterprise growth in Nova Scotia; providing strategic direction and leadership to all departments, crown corporations and agencies to achieve strategic and operational alignment on business and social enterprise growth; and modernizing regulatory frameworks to promote responsible, sustainable economic growth. Business assumed responsibility for the Waterfront Development Corporation, Trade Centre Limited, Nova Scotia Strategic Opportunities Fund, Business Enterprise Centre, and Renova Bioenergy from the former Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. The minister of business assumed responsibility for the Tourism Nova Scotia Act.
Notes: Authority record based on: Order in Council 2015-116 (9 Apr. 2015).
see also Tourism Nova Scotia
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