ON THIS WEEK’S HUDDLE “INSIGHTS” PODCAST, BLAIR HYSLOP, THE CO-CEO OF MRS. DUNSTER’S, KATHRYN LOCKHART, THE CEO OF PROPEL, AND JEFF LARSEN, HEAD OF THE CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB IN ATLANTIC CANADA, DISCUSS A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW REGIONAL EQUITY TAX CREDIT TO HELP GROW INVESTMENTS IN THE REGION’S COMPANIES.
Under the proposal, qualified businesses could receive angel investment from across Atlantic Canada and the investors would receive a tax credit no matter where the company is located within the four provinces.
The three make a strong case that the time is now for such a program as a vital tool to expand the pool of risk capital available to early-stage companies across the region. All three believe Atlantic Canada is well-positioned to benefit from innovation-led growth in the coming years.
You can listen to their conversation with co-hosts Don Mills and David Campbell in the player above or search for “Huddle Insights” on a podcast platform like Apple or Spotify. Follow the show and never miss an episode. You can also listen to past episodes on those platforms.
The “Insights” podcast combines the experiences of an economist, David Campbell, and a social scientist, Don Mills, to explore the challenges and opportunities facing Atlantic Canada, to promote data-driven decision-making among policymakers, and to encourage a wider dialogue and debate leading to greater prosperity for the region.
Banner photo: Blair Hyslop, Kathryn Lockhart and Jeff Larsen.