Hamilton Economic Development


Eat Street comes to Hamilton

A huge congratulations to Gorilla Cheese for their recent success in attracting Food Network’s Eat Street to Hamilton to feature one of the city’s favourite food trucks (http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/770103–eat-street-comes-to-hamilton). Not only will the feature be a great profile for Gorilla Cheese, but we believe for the city as well. Did you know that Gorilla Cheese is one of the Hamilton Small Business Enterprise Centre’s (SBEC) success stories? The SBEC played a role in assisting the team at Gorilla Cheese with their business plan, commercial licensing and kick-off marketing. If you don’t know, Hamilton’s SBEC provides the information and tools that entrepreneurs need to grow their businesses. Operating as an arm of the Economic Development Division of the City of Hamilton, the Centre is a one-stop source for business information, guidance and professional advice on starting and running a successful business – for both start-up and growing businesses.

Maybe you’ll be the next star food truck, or salon, or architect or whatever you want to be. If you want to start your own business in Hamilton, visit us at:




Cash Mob in Ancaster this Saturday!

This Saturday, July 14th from 10am-2pm, the Ancaster BIA will be holding a Cash Mob to welcome patrons back to the BIA after several months of construction. Follow this link for more information and hope to see you there!

Salute to Small Business just days away

Join us for Hamilton’s 12th Annual Learning and Networking Opportunity, Salute to Small Business.

Salute to Small Business is a networking luncheon taking place at Carmens C Hotel on Monday, March 26. The luncheon features keynote speaker, Ron Buist, the former Marketing Director for Tim Hortons. Ron is the creative mind behind the nationally famous “Roll Up the Rim” contest. His presentation will be of great interest to small business owners, especially those who are looking for marketing strategies.

A limited number of tickets for Salute to Small Business are still available. In addition to the keynote speaker, the ticket includes a three course luncheon and two bonus sessions the week prior. The ticket price is $55 +HST and must be purchased in advance.

The bonus sessions include a March 20 lunch and learn and a March 22 dinner and learn. There is no additional charge for these sessions. The lunch and learn includes a financial panel which will feature a variety of financial programs geared to small business.  The dinner session will discuss the importance of branding in small business.

Tickets for Salute may also be purchased in a bundle with the Celebration of Business which also features the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Awards (OBAA’s). Tickets for Salute and the OBAA’s are $130+HST.

For more information, visit http://investbak.2genbox.net/celebration-of-business-march-26/ or call 905-540-6400




    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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