Economic Development

Economic Development

Service at a Glance

Hamilton is investment ready

Canada’s most diversified and one of Ontario’s fastest growing economies, which is continually ranked as one of the best places to invest in the nation - Hamilton is investment ready.  From manufacturing, to life sciences, to a renewing downtown core, Hamilton is home to world-class companies.  Over the past several years, investments have included Amazon, IBM, Nokia, Maple Leaf, Fraunhofer, and Stryker.

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A Prosperous Community

Hamilton has averaged over $1 billion in building permit values. The City of Hamilton offers a number of programs for property owners and developers to help offset costs of improvements and conversions of brownfields, heritage properties, core area properties and buildings and LEED certified buildings.

Can I still do business with U.S. markets or is Hamilton too far away?

Hamilton is located in the centre of the most densely populated corridor of economic activity in all of Canada. Hamilton's location provides businesses with easy access to a network of highways, international rail lines, local air connections, the port of Hamilton and is within half a day’s drive of key major urban markets in the United States.