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Foreign direct investment

Foreign direct Investment in Hamilton, Ontario

The members of Hamilton’s Economic Development team are equipped to provide you with personalized service for your business. Hamilton’s Foreign Direct Investment plan as well as its Business Attraction Program have successfully generated awareness of the city as a premiere North American business hub, where local and international businesses can grow.

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Investment and Aftercare

The members of Hamilton’s Economic Development team are equipped to provide you with personalized service for your business. Hamilton’s Foreign Direct Investment Business Attraction Program have successfully generated awareness of the city as a premiere North American business hub, where local and international businesses can grow.

Small to medium sized enterprises are also supported at a high-level in Hamilton through aftercare and business retention activity aligned with the industry sectors that are poised for further growth. Businesses are also able to participate in export-oriented activities facilitated by the city that showcase another avenue for international growth.

Through collaboration with industry stakeholders and all levels of government, Hamilton’s Economic Development team are promoting the city internationally. Key investment-focused alliances and partnerships are created with international players to strengthen the city’s main industry sectors.

Investment-Focused Partnerships in Hamilton

Hamilton is fortunate to work closely with the Invest Hamilton Partnership, which includes McMaster University, Mohawk College, Synapse Life Sciences Consortium, McMaster Innovation Park, Innovation Factory, The Hamilton Port Authority, and Hamilton International Airport. The partnership has an international focus, working with the city to attract foreign direct investments.

Gowling WLG and KPMG are examples of the partnerships with international players. Gowling WLG is a global law firm with a major office in Hamilton. The firm is working with the city in a unique program to attract foreign direct investment.

Both organizations use their international offices and networks to identify investment opportunities for Hamilton. The partnership operates from not only a business development angle, but also from a legal, audit, and strategic standpoint in order to help international businesses understand how to work in Canada and to see Hamilton as a prime investment destination.

Portrait of Jennifer Patterson

For the Full Picture, Contact City of Hamilton’s Senior Business Development Consultant, Investment & Trade: Jennifer Patterson