Hamilton Economic Development

Future is Bright Indeed

Yesterday (Thursday, November 1st), The Business Link Newspaper of Hamilton/Halton honoured the top 40 under 40 in this region.  From real estate developers to accountants, to health care professionals, the awards honoured the full gamut of talented young professionals in the area.

But, clearly with the economic successes that the City of Hamilton is enjoying there are many, many more than just 40 individuals making a difference in Hamilton and adding to its economic progress.  There are a number of great young professional groups representing hundreds of Hamilton’s top young professionals and entrepreneurs and these groups can all be found via the city’s pre-eminent young professional network – the Hamilton Hive (www.hamiltonhive.ca).

Think you’ve got something to contribute to this city, and interested in connecting with like-minded individuals, then check out the Hamilton Hive website and get started.  After all, you can do anything in Hamilton!

Employment Crawl coming to Hamilton

On Wednesday, April 25th and Thursday, April 26th, the Economic Development Office will be participating in the first ever McMaster University Hamilton Employment Crawl (HEC).

This event is designed to educate 3rd and 4th year students at Mac as to the career opportunities that exist in the city post-grad and some of the quality of life amenities that make Hamilton a great place to live, work, play and learn.

One stop on the tour will be at the Small Business Enterprise Centre at City Hall. There, students will learn first hand how to start a business in Hamilton and the multitude of resources available for young entrepreneurs.
The tour will also be using the Twitter hashtag #machec for those that want to follow along online and Economic Development and Mac will be “twouring” the online community during those two days. For more information on Mac’s Hamilton Employment Crawl, visit:  http://studentsuccess.mcmaster.ca/careers/career-exploration/events/hec.html

Or, read about it here:


Top 40 Under 40

Business Link Logo Hamilton OntarioThe Business Link Newspaper Hamilton-Halton is on the lookout for Hamilton and Halton’s top 40 under 40 business persons.

Certainly, one of the fastest growing segments of our local economy is that of the young professional cohort and so many great investments are being created/carried out by those 40 and under.


If you’re one of them, or know of someone who should be nominated for this honour, click here:




    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.

    Welcome to unstoppable.