Hamilton Economic Development

Mayor Bratina discusses new global ranking

Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina joined CHML’s Bill Kelly Show to discuss Hamilton being ranked #83 out of 200 major cities in the World for economic performance.

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Calling all animators

Animators are heading to the city, perhaps not in droves yet, but certainly in a noticeable cluster. The city has attracted at least four animation companies over the last six months.

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New Financial Incentives for Downtown

There’s a lot going on in Downtown Hamilton these days.

In 2011 alone, the International Village BIA and the Downtown Hamilton BIA accounted for nearly 40 new businesses in the core. Coupled with the announcements of all-day GO service coming soon, the creation of the McMaster Public Health facility at the corner of Main Street and Bay Street and the commencement of construction on a new hotel (Staybridge Suites), there is a sense of great renewal and activity in the core.

To accelerate this growth, Hamilton City Council recently expanded the areas where the Downtown Financial Incentive programs can be offered. These programs are designed to provide very low to no interest lending opportunities and grants to downtown developers, building owners and businesses and work is underway to expand the no development charge policy that applied to the former Community Improvement Plan (CIP) area to the expanded CIP area. Two new financial incentive programs include the Gore Building Improvement Grant Program and the Hamilton Downtown Commercial Façade Property Improvement Grant Program

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Award to recognize science & engineering contribution to the motion picture industry

Toronto, Canada – January 6, 2012 – PV Labs Inc., a leader in high-end image acquisition and analytics, is pleased to announce that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® will honour the science and engineering accomplishment for the concept, design and implementation of the Pictorvision Eclipse, an electronically stabilized aerial camera platform.

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Hamilton firm getting Academy Award for camera system

The company, one of the first tenants in the McMaster Innovation Park, will be honoured next month by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences — the group that gives out the Oscars — for its aerial camera equipment called the Pictorvision Eclipse. It’s a special mount that can be attached to aircraft and other platforms allowing rock steady pictures from a bouncing platform.

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Michael Marini with CHML – January 5, 2012

Michael Marini was joined by Canada’s first ever mobile food truck & Hamilton’s own Gorilla Cheese on CHML’s Scott Thompson Show.

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Condo projects showing promise in the core

Hamilton’s core is on the cusp of a condo boom.

Two developers are working on new projects that are expected to add more than 20 storeys of condominiums to the downtown and Stinson neighbourhoods in Hamilton.

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2011: In Review

2011 was another outstanding year for Hamilton’s economy.

Here’s a quick year in review. Enjoy and welcome to 2012!




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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