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905-546-2424 ext. 5780


Whether through our local business expansion and retention efforts, or our work on the international stage through foreign direct investment, Hamilton is widely viewed as a prime investment city. The Hamilton Economic Development staff is fielding exponentially more investment inquiries and making the case that Hamilton has the skilled workforce, rich research capabilities, multi-modal logistics advantages, and available land to accommodate numerous investments.

Hamilton’s Economic Development Office is the central point of contact for business assistance. Its services are geared to serve new start-up companies, corporate relocations, and the expansion and retention of existing business. Its mission is to serve as the catalyst for continued economic growth, job creation, and revitalization in Hamilton.

We’re the most diversified economy in Canada, the fastest growing in Ontario, and have the team in place to provide business services that are timely, attentive, and focused.  Contact us to learn more about how we can help you and your next Hamilton investment.

Meet the Hamilton Economic Development Team

71 Main St W
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y5

Norm Schleehahn

Manager, Business Development
905-546-2424 ext. 2669

Judy Lam

Manager, Urban Renewal
905-546-2424 ext. 4178

Ray Kessler

Manager, Real Estate
905-546-2424 ext. 7019

Jennifer Patterson

Senior Business Development Consultant – Investment & Trade
905-546-2424 ext. 4475

Karol Murillo

Senior Business Development Consultant, Urban Renewal & Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Industries
905-546-2424 ext. 7859

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Kristin Huigenbos

Coordinator, Hamilton Business Centre
905-546-2424 ext. 4110

Michael Marini

Coordinator, Marketing
905-546-2424 ext. 1781

Mobile: 905-977-0883

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Carlo Gorni

Coordinator, Urban Renewal Incentives
905-546-2424 ext. 2755


Julia Davis

Business Development & BIA Officer, Urban Renewal
905-546-2424 ext. 2632

Sarah Wayland

Senior Project Manager, Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC)
905-546-2424 ext. 7565

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Phil Caldwell 

Senior Project Manager, Urban Renewal
905-546-2424 ext. 2359

Alfonso Principato

Business Development Consultant, Advanced Manufacturing
905-546-2424 ext. 5363

Carolynn Reid

Business Development Consultant, ICT/Digital Media, and Life Sciences
905-546-2424 ext. 4381

Brian Morris

Business Development Consultant, Agribusiness and Food Processing
905-546-2424 ext. 5602

Sue Rimac

Sue Rimac

Business Development Consultant, Goods Movement
905-546-2424 ext. 1011

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Debbie Spence

Business Development Consultant, Creative Industries
905-546-2424 ext. 3049

Tammy Hwang

Global Hamilton
905-546-2424 ext. 2786

Graeme Brown

Business Analyst
905-546-2424 ext. 2363