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Hamilton Economic Development

Glen Norton with CHML – Jan 30, 2012

The City of Hamilton’s manager of Urban Renewal Glen Norton joined CHML’s Bill Kelly on January 30, 2012 to discuss the City’s plan to provide a $650,000 incentive for a new grocery store in the downtown core.

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City to offer $650,000 grocery store prize

This is one heck of a grocery store coupon.

The city has budgeted a one-time $650,000 prize to someone willing to bring a grocery store to Hamilton’s downtown.

The details of the incentive have yet to be approved by council but the plan by staff is to open a request for proposals in May, asking proponents to outline their proposed location, size of the store, the breadth of product offerings, price points and any related services offered such as dry cleaning.

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Businesses flocking downtown

Ivan Mavrinac has joined a race downtown.

The owner of I.M. Leathers shifted his business from the corner of Ray and Hunter, where it was located for 35 years, to King Street East near Ferguson.  His is among almost three dozen businesses that decided to call downtown home in 2011.  Mavrinac, who specializes in creating customized leather suits for motorcycle racers, says he’s enjoyed his move to the core.

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Crane Spotting in Hamilton

Crane spotting is set to overtake hand-wringing as the preoccupation in downtown Hamilton this year.

City officials say there are enough projects in the works to see up to eight construction cranes dotting the skyline in 2012, certainly a sight not seen in a very long time.

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Glen Norton with CHML – Jan 27, 2012

The City of Hamilton’s manager of Urban Renewal Glen Norton joined CHML’s Bill Kelly on January 27, 2012 to speak about new Downtown employment stats.

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2011 Downtown Employment Statistics

Employment surveys were conducted in 2011 to compile the number of jobs in Hamilton’s six (6) downtown areas, including Ancaster Village, Binbrook community core, Downtown Dundas, Downtown Hamilton, Downtown Stoney Creek and Downtown Waterdown.

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Glen Norton with CHML – Jan 26, 2012

The City of Hamilton’s manager of Urban Renewal Glen Norton joined CHML’s Scott Thompson on January 26, 2012 to speak about new Downtown employment stats.

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Hamilton listed in Top 100 global economic ranking

The Hamilton metropolitan area ranks in thetop 100 of the world’s large centres for its economic performance over the past two years.

Hamilton ranks 83rd on a list of 200 metro areas created by the Washington, D.C.-basedBrookings Institution. Its 2011 Global Metro Monitor ranks the economic performance of 200 global centres by gross domestic product (income) and employment for the years 2010 and 2011.

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Glen Norton on CHML’s Sunday Brunch – Jan 22, 2012

The City of Hamilton’s manager of Urban Renewal Glen Norton joined Jamie and Rebecca West on CHML’s Sunday Brunch show, January 22 2012.

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Ranked Canada's most diversified economy, home to Canada's busiest multi-modal cargo airport, the busiest port on the Canadian Great Lakes, and centrally located within a one hour drive to Toronto, Waterloo and the Niagara/US Border, Hamilton is at the center of it all. With two internationally renowned post-secondary institutions in the city (surrounded by 23 other), a diverse and learned workforce and both ample greenfield and urban sites upon which to build, we're ready for your investment.

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