In 1987 the Department of Development was divided into two new departments: Industry, Trade and Technology and Small Business Development. The function of Industry, Trade and Technology was to administer the government's economic development policies; coordinate its development activities with the development functions of other departments; collect and conduct analysis of economic and social data and conduct studies relating to the economic and social development of the province; liaise with federal government departments concerned with economic development; liaise with private industry and with private-sector associations and organizations concerned with economic development; and promote trade and commerce both within and outside the province. In 1992 Industry, Trade and Technology merged with Small Business Development to form the Department of Economic Development (now Economic and Rural Development and Tourism.)
Notes: Authority record based on Statutes of Nova Scotia: 1988 c. 30, 1992 c. 14; Order in Council 87-1455 (3 December 1987).
see also Department of Development
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