AGRIBUSINESS AND FOOD PROCESSING IN HAMILTON
Did you know nearly 80% of Hamilton’s land mass is rural?
From the field to the manufacturing plant to your plate, primary agriculture and food and beverage manufacturing are a big part of our local economy. Major international companies like Mondelez, Maple Leaf Foods, Aryzta and Grupo Bimbo invest in Hamilton and we want to add more to our menu. If you have an agribusiness or food and beverage manufacturing operation and are looking for help from Economic Development to start an operation, expand a facility, find new markets, or need help from the City of Hamilton contact us!
Hamilton is at the heart of Canada’s economic engine and is centrally located within an hour’s drive of Toronto and the US border- providing its companies with quick access to 460 million consumers in North America and beyond. Hamilton companies can also move goods efficiently by utilizing Canada’s busiest overnight express cargo airport and busiest port on the Canadian Great Lakes– both in Hamilton!
Agribusiness contributes $1 Billion to Hamilton’s economy annually.
In one of the fastest growing employment sectors, food and beverage manufacturing is now the 2nd largest manufacturing sector in Hamilton (in terms of employment and revenue) and continues to welcome new food/beverage related investments year over year.
Over 120 food and beverage manufacturers proudly call Hamilton home- as the city is located in the centre of one of the largest regional food processing clusters in North America.
The supply chain in Hamilton is strong and growing- with over 9,500 skilled workers across the agribusiness and food processing supply chain.