Hamilton Economic Development

Business Networks

Hamilton’s Small Business Enterprise Centre
The Hamilton Small Business Enterprise Centre (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.

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
Hamilton’s oldest institution, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to contributing to the success of its members and the Hamilton community.

Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce
The object of the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce shall be to promote and improve trade and commerce and the economic, civic and social welfare of the community.

Flamborough Chamber of Commerce
The Flamborough Chamber of Commerce (FCC) has been serving the business community of the Greater Flamborough Area since 1982 as the ‘Voice of Business’.

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium
The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is a unique not-for-profit consortium of manufacturers, incorporated to facilitate each member’s development, both individually & collectively, towards improving their global competitiveness as a strong community infrastructure of world-class business.

Innovation Factory
Innovation Factory connects and enables active collaboration between the communities of science, business, government, academia and finance to accelerate the innovation process and amplify the economic and social impact of important new ideas and discoveries.

Hamilton Hive
The Hamilton Hive provides an all-in-one, up-to-date resource for young professionals from across the economic landscape that are looking to start or advance their career and life in Hamilton and to assist in building young professional networks in Hamilton.

Cobalt Connects
Cobalt Connects is a non-profit organization that is the connecting element for creative communities.





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.