Fonds - Office of Economic Development fonds

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Office of Economic Development fonds

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26.3 m of textual records and other material

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The Department of Industry was established in 1939 to promote industrial development. In 1941 it was renamed Industry and Publicity, and its mandate expanded to include government public relations and tourism. In 1948 it was renamed Trade and Industry. The department was renamed Development in 1971, when responsibility for information and publicity was assigned to the new Department of Tourism. In 1987 Development was divided into two new departments: Industry, Trade and Technology and Small Business Development. In 1992 the former Department of Development was reunified and renamed Economic Development. In 1994 the department resumed responsibility for tourism and was renamed the Nova Scotia Economic Renewal Agency. In 1997 the department was renamed Economic Development and Tourism. In 1999 the department shed responsibility for tourism and was again renamed Economic Development. In 2001 the department shed responsibility for business development. In 2002 the department took over the technology and innovation responsibilities of the defunct Technology and Science Secretariat and was renamed Office of Economic Development. The office's main function is planning for economic growth. It serves as a central agency for economic policy development and planning.

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  • Fonds consists of: Series - Executive case and subject files, Series - Deputy minister's office case and subject files, Series - Industrial Benefits Office case files, Series - Community Economic Development Branch Mainstreet Program photographs, Series - Economic Analysis Branch case and subject files, Series - Departmental case and subject files, Series - Sydney Steel Corporation records, Series - Voluntary Planning Board minutes and other material, Series - Industrial Estates Limited administrative files
  • Series - Michael V. Knight's correspondence and other material, Series - Trade and industry project files, Series - Ministers' correspondence and other material, Series - Minister's copies of Industrial Estates Limited minute books, Series - Waterfront Development Corporation records, Series - Nova Scotia Resources Limited minutes and other material, Series - Job creation correspondence, Series - Technical and administrative services program records, Series - Halifax-Dartmouth Regional Development Plan Review records, Series - Industrial Loan Board minute book, Series - Industrial Benefits Office conference records, Series - Subsidiary agreements with the federal government, Series - Projects Division correspondence and other material, Series - Investment Canada correspondence and other material, Series - Industrial Estates Limited project files and other material

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Records transferred from the department in 1992, 1993, and 1994.


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