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Agribusiness and Food Processing in Hamilton, Ontario

Snapshot of Agribusiness and Food Processing in Hamilton

Hamilton is home to over 120 food and beverage manufacturers and over 9,500 skilled workers across the agribusiness and food processing supply chain.

Hamilton is the ideal destination for food industry investment in the centre of one of North America’s largest regional food processing clusters.

35% growth Food manufacturing employment over the last 10 years.
$1.33 Billion Contribution to Hamilton’s annual economy.



Hamilton Meat Processing

Meat Products

Access to fresh, clean water and a regulatory system that ensures products are safe.

Hamilton continues its traditions to ensure meat processing is of the highest quality.

Bakery, Grain and Oilseed

Home to four-grain processing and export facilities, a new flour mill, and some of Canada’s largest commercial bakeries.

Hamilton is a hub of activity and a key player in the grain export and baking industry.

Hamilton Confectionery

Confectionery and Sugar

With lower sugar costs than the United States and Mexico, innovation, and productivity improvements, Hamilton is the “sweet” spot for manufacturers and continued investments.

Beer bottles being filled at Collective Arts Brewing.


Not only is Hamilton home to some of the country’s most storied cold and hot beverage companies, but the city has also evolved into a premier beer and cider destination.

“One of the fastest growing areas of Hamilton’s economy is food and beverage manufacturing. We have the right mix of labour force, location, and land to deliver a successful product. Join the many global food brands that already call Hamilton home.”

Tyson McMann,
Agribusiness and Food Processing Lead, City of Hamilton

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For the full picture, contact the City of Hamilton’s Agribusiness and Food Processing Lead: Tyson McMann

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