Who We Are
A Rapidly Growing Tech City in Ontario
Just 45 minutes away from Canada’s largest city (Toronto) is where one finds the bulk of Canada’s tech and finance businesses, in a city with a friendly and collaborative startup scene, amazing heritage architecture, a rich history of art, music and film, and enjoys the ranking of North America’s Fastest Growing Restaurant Scene. A city older than the nation of Canada, a city that claims to be the “Waterfall Capital of the World” and a city that the Huffington Post calls “Canada’s Brooklyn.” That city? Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Although historically known across the land as Canada’s “Steel City”- a manufacturing leader for over a century- Hamilton has effectively transitioned to additional economic sectors such as life sciences, food and beverage production, information and communications technology and creative industries. In fact, Hamilton’s economy is ranked the “Most Diversified Economy in Canada” and for the past seven years has exceeded $1 Billion in building permit values.
Through investinhamilton.ca, you will learn more about one of Canada’s strongest economies and in particular its leading status in areas such as life sciences research and commercialization, North America’s largest university program focused on the electrification of vehicles, Hamilton’s burgeoning autonomous vehicle scene, and McMaster University and Mohawk College- Canada’s Most Research Intensive University and College. .
Hamilton is home to innovative companies like Pipeline Studios who does animation work for Disney, Nickelodeon and Nelvana, Liburdi Engineering who has clients like NASA and Boeing, IBM Canada who is partnering with Hamilton’s hospital system on the next generation of e-health products, and Fraunhofer Europe’s largest application oriented research organization who recently opened their new Canadian operation in Hamilton.
Come learn why they chose to invest in Hamilton and what keeps them here. Whether it’s the fact that talent is abundant because Hamilton is surrounded by 21 of the nation’s top post-secondary institutions, or the fact that Toronto AND the US Border is reachable in less than an hour, or that millennials are now the largest percentage of Hamilton’s population and starting new ventures every day, you’ll learn more, see more, experience more, and want more!
Oh, and did we mention the fact that Oprah Winfrey’s former personal chef chose to relocate to Hamilton and continue his culinary business?
The world is coming to Hamilton because we all know you don’t need to be in the big city to be a big success.
Explore away and see why so many are saying, “Hamilton where innovation goes to work!”