Lime Ridge Mall Turns 35

Celebrating 35 years in 2016, CF Lime Ridge is Hamilton's premier fashion destination, offering an exciting shopping experience with over 180 of the most recognizable brands. CF Lime Ridge is conveniently located on the Hamilton mountain with direct access to the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway and HSR transit service.

Queenston Chevrolet Puts New Investment in Gear

Since 1968, Queenston Chevrolet has been a part of the Hamilton economy, and now even bigger with their new investment on the South Hamilton Mountain.

Food Processing in Hamilton.

Food and beverage manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar industry in Hamilton. To learn more about the investment opportunities in this area, visit:

BEAM Becomes a Reality in Hamilton

McMaster University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (Fraunhofer IZI) announce their joint construction of a project centre in Hamilton to develop novel technologies for cell therapy and point-of-care diagnostics. This new project centre will become the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing at McMaster University -- BEAM. Once operational in late 2017, BEAM will be a centre for applied research and development in life sciences and biotechnology with special emphasis on advanced procedures for manufacturing cells, as well products comprising patient-specific and functionalized (stem) cell preparations, biomolecules, biologicals, devices and support structures for bioanalytics, clinical diagnosis and therapy.

More Progress at Hamilton West Harbour

The latest development in the progression of Hamilton's West Harbour waterfront district sees a new boardwalk and transient docking station. Over the next several years, this area will be opened up to more recreational, commercial and residential development. For more information, visit:

Launch Local Program in Hamilton

Launch Local is an entrepreneurship program under the Ontario government that aims to help individuals start their own business and support retention and expansion within the community. Launch Local provides mentoring and training, with the potential of a micro grant for successful applicants, to start and grow a small business in Hamilton.

Summer Company Time in Hamilton

Through a Province of Ontario program called Summer Company, you can get: start-up money to kick-off a new summer business advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get the business up and running For more information, visit:

Hamilton Growing as a "Smart City"

Clearcable Networks host their annual Technology Summit for cable providers in Hamilton, and welcomes attendees from far and wide to one of Canada's "Smart Cities".

Balzac's Expands in Hamilton

Premium coffee roaster now over 10 locations in Ontario and growing quickly with a little help from some CBC Dragons.

Nucor Steel Invests in Hamilton

American steel firm drawn to Hamilton because of skilled workforce and efficient transportation systems.

West Harbour Moment.

In the heart of the city lies a piece of serenity.

#Hamont #westharbour public promenade and transient boating dock work progressing nicely today.

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Digital Disruption

Hamilton Economic Development hosts event on the effect technology has had on real estate decisions, and used the all day conference to include an investment tour to brokers and agents from Toronto and Kitchener/Waterloo.

Stoney Creek Chamber Awards 2016

Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce celebrates the best in business and community at their annual awards gala. For more information about the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce, visit:

Starter Company Clients Helping Starter Company Clients

Kallsen + Stennett Communications, an Ontario Starter Company client gave back to the program by hosting a media relations course in Hamilton to aspiring Starter Company entrepreneurs.

Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington.

Established in 1921, the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) represents more than 2,900 real estate brokers and salespersons from Hamilton, Burlington and surrounding areas.

Valley Town Now Suds City- SHED Brewery Opens in Dundas

Partners Ed Madronich and Shawn Till took the former Dundas Valley Curling and Skating Rink and turned it into a modern brewery. The brewery includes a small bar and entertainment space along side the brewery.

Hamilton's Niko Apparel Systems – global manufacturer of apparel, featuring Aegis Impact Protection.

Hamilton's Niko Apparel believes modern hockey players continue to raise the bar, smashing records, forcing us to change how we look at our equipment. In order to stay competitive, these players skate a fine line between performance and protection, maximizing mobility without compromising safety. Aegis neck guards are designed to address the growing need for performance driven throat and neck protection equipment in hockey where mobility is key, but impact protection is a must.

Hamilton Transportation Club Celebrates 90 Years

Since October 21st, 1925, the Hamilton Transportation Club has combined an educational format with social networking. Members benefit from the wide selection of speakers that are representative of all areas of transportation.

Hacking Health in Hamilton

Hamilton is a regional centre for health care and professional training. The Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) system is a network health care centers in the city, providing specialty care for people of all ages and needs. With six hospital sites – including St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, which is nationally renowned for its outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments – HHS has the largest hospital-based workforce in Ontario. In addition, Hamilton is advancing health care through education and internationally recognized research in affiliation with McMaster University and their Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, one of the premier medical schools in the world. Due to their excellence in health care, Hamilton serves as an attractive destination for health-related start-ups. By bringing Hacking Health to Hamilton, technology creators, business developers, and the established resources in hospitals and health care professionals worked together to create novel, human-centric solutions to problems plaguing health care in our society.

Hamilton Welcomes the World

In March 2016, the City of Hamilton's Economic Development Office in conjunction with some of our community partners including McMaster University, McMaster Innovation Park, and Mohawk College, hosted a delegation from the Lead Generation and Client Account Management Unit (LGCAM) with the Province of Ontario along with International Investment Development Representatives (IIDR's ). This delegation visited Hamilton to gain a better understanding of the communities and where there are opportunities for further investment. Highlights of the tour included stops at major investment areas in life sciences, advanced manufacturing, food processing, and ICT/Digital where participants had the opportunity to get a deeper understanding of Canada's most diversified economy. The IIDR's are contracted in-market representatives promoting investment in Ontario - they are based in the US, EU (UK, Germany and France) and Asia. This delegation actively seeks foreign direct investment opportunities for Ontario in the areas of advanced manufacturing, clean-tech, ICT, business services and the life sciences sectors.

Success in the City 2016

A day long conference celebrating Hamilton's leading female entrepreneur and professional class.

Trade Builds with Colombia

As part of the foreign direct investment partnership between the City of Hamilton and the Region of Niagara, trade relationships continue to grow with the nation of Colombia. This event from Thursday, March 3, 2016 highlighted the growing investment opportunities between Canada and Colombia.

Hamilton Honours Some of the Top Businesses in the City

The annual Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Awards recognizes top businesses- from the small to the large- including those in Hamilton's Business Improvement Areas.

IBM and Hamilton Health Sciences Make Significant Investment in Downtown Hamilton

IBM and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) announce a joint venture to help area hospital clinicians, researchers, academics and entrepreneurs accelerate the development and commercialization of new healthcare innovations via a new centre in downtown Hamilton. The centre – with both a physical and virtual collaboration space – will give area healthcare providers, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs advanced technology tools and expertise to improve healthcare outcomes and put Hamilton on the map as a hub for healthcare innovation in Canada. The target location for the centre is 100 King Street West. More than 300 HHS administrative staff will also move in to the same location in the Fall of 2016.