12/18/2012 01:02 EST | Updated 02/17/2013 05:12 EST

Nova Scotia offers up to $336,000 to concrete firm in hopes of creating jobs

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government is offering up to $336,000 to a Halifax concrete technology firm in the hopes of creating two dozen jobs.

Economic Development Minister Percy Paris says the money would go to CarbonCure Technologies, which uses carbon dioxide to make concrete, over five years.

Paris says the funds are intended to encourage the company to hire 24 jobs in engineering, research, sales and marketing.

The money would come from Nova Scotia Business Inc., a Crown business development agency.