The City of Hamilton’s Economic Development mandate is to retain and create living-wage jobs, increase the non-residential tax base, and increase Hamilton’s attractiveness as “the best place to raise a child and age successfully”.
Ranked as Canada’s most diversified economy, Hamilton sits in the middle of the most densely populated stretch of economic activity in Canada. Widely recognized as a manufacturing giant for over a century, Hamilton is also gaining greater international attention for its life sciences research and is in one of the three largest food and beverage processing areas in North America.
Hamilton is one of Canada’s top ten cities in terms of the size of its economy and population, with thousands of public and private organizations employing hundreds of thousands of people. Hamilton based enterprises are creating and delivering goods and services globally, conducting research and development in partnership with our globally recognized academic and research institutions, and contributing to the overall economic prosperity of all Hamiltonians.
We align with the City's Strategic Priorities:
Economic Prosperity & Growth
The Economic Development Office is a facilitator for greater investment in the community. Through its role as a bridge between the investment community and various City departments, the Economic Development Office places great emphasis on business expansion and retention efforts and foreign direct investment opportunities.
To do this, the Economic Development Office works closely with community partners, academic institutions and business associations to ensure that Economic Development services reflect strong networks and relevant and timely information in order to advance investment opportunities.
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