Hamilton Economic Development

Information and Communication Technology / Digital Media

Hamilton’s burgeoning Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Digital Media sector includes communications, wireless technology, e-business, animation, gaming, enterprise and simulation. The City has also attracted digital media and entertainment companies as a result of the 21 universities and colleges surrounding Hamilton. It has the top talent and world-class institutions to drive the digital sector forward.

With a focus on digital technology and advanced information technology programs, Hamilton is well positioned to take this lead in this highly competitive sector. Innovative programs are tailored to the emerging needs of this fast-paced and evolving industry. Hamilton draws talent from all academic disciplines. From research to development to commercialization, business benefits from selecting Hamilton as its headquarters.

Hamilton has a wealth of assets to help drive the development of our ICT and Digital Media sector. McMaster Innovation Factory has a network of strategic business resources to help ICT companies in Hamilton. In addition to executive resources and a network of volunteer mentors and community partners, Innovation Factory offers services and events to help ICT and Digital Media companies thrive. ICT businesses can also benefit from investing in Hamilton through the Province of Ontario’s Business Support Programs — ICT funds and digital media tax credit opportunities, as well as the City of Hamilton’s Office Tenancy Assistance Program.

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Carolynn Reid
Business Development Consultant
Tel: 905-546-2424 ext 4381
E-mail: Carolynn.Reid@hamilton.ca




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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