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Advantages of Doing Business in Hamilton

Hamilton’s location—with close proximity to the US border crossings and major international airports—provides businesses with ample opportunities for trade, transportation, and talent acquisition.

The city’s existing workforce is highly skilled, well educated, and diverse. There is also an available workforce of 2 million people within an hour’s drive of Hamilton. Several prestigious educational institutions are continuously strengthening the labour pool.

Ranked Canada’s top research-intensive university and college by Research Infosource, both McMaster University and Mohawk College are based in Hamilton. The city’s post-secondary institutions offer local companies and new entrants access to research and development equipment and spaces, saving you capital investment costs when you are innovating.  

Both commercial and residential real estate in Hamilton is increasingly affordable in comparison to nearby urban centres, such as Toronto. With availability and growing supply, businesses and their employees are able to find real estate that fits their specific needs and budget.

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For the Full Picture, Contact City of Hamilton’s Director of Economic Development:
Norm Schleehahn

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