The Commission on Building Our New Economy began its work in November of 2012 with the following mandate from the Government of Nova Scotia: To engage and mobilize communities, local governments, and business and labour leaders across the province in public discussion and debate on the economic development opportunities and challenges facing the province;
To raise awareness and deepen public understanding of the nature and scale of these opportunities and challenges;
To promote practical understandings of how growth in one or more regions of the province generates opportunities for others;
To enhance understanding of the unique circumstances and opportunities for the different regions, economic sectors and cultural communities across the province;
To develop advice to government, business and community leaders on new directions to realize economic growth across economic sectors in all regions of the province