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Norm Schleehahn 

905-546-2424 ext. 2669

Hamilton is still open for business

In these extraordinary times, the Hamilton Economic Development Office wants you know that we are still fully functioning, still available by phone, email or video conferencing and are still focused on business continuity. 

This includes services focused on small business (Hamilton Business Centre), downtown and business improvement areas, business retention and attraction and foreign direct investment.   

Although the COVID-19 situation remains dynamic and ever changing, know that our commitment to timely service to our business community will not waiver.  Please continue to check our Community Business Resource Tool Kit at for all the latest information and stay connected with us via our Social channels- Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. 

We thank you for your continued investment in Hamilton and continue to work hard to ensure business continuity across our community. 

Meet the Hamilton Economic Development Team

71 Main St W
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y5

Judy Lam

Manager, Commercial Districts and Small Business
905-546-2424 ext. 4178

Ray Kessler

Manager, Corporate 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