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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 agribussiness and food processing supply chain. Located in the centre of one of the largest regional food processing clusters in North America, Hamilton is the ideal destination for food industry investment.

35% growth 35% growth in food manufacturing employment, over the last 10 years.
$1 Billion Agribusiness contributes $1 Billion to Hamilton’s economy annually.



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 & Oilseed.

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

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

Hamilton Confectionery

Confectionery & Sugar.

With lower sugar costs than the US and Mexico, mixed in with innovation and productivity improvements.

Hamilton is the “sweet” spot for manufactures and continued investments.

Beer bottles being filled at Collective Arts Brewing.


Craft beer and cider that is second to none!

Hamilton is home to some of Canada’s most storied cold and hot beverage companies. Come be a part of the burgeoning beverage scene in Hamilton.

“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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