Hamilton Economic Summit

HES Investment Panel Podcast

Here’s the full audio recording of the Ambitious City Investment Panel that concluded the 7th Hamilton Economic Summit held on June 5 in downtown Hamilton. The panel, which was moderated by AM900 CHML radio host Bill Kelly, featured eleven local business leaders and entrepreneurs... More

Summit Wrap Up on CHML

Key participants from this year’s Hamilton Economic Summit were on the Bill Kelly Show at AM900 CHML this morning recapping the major themes and messages from yesterday’s gathering. The topic of urban regeneration surfaced time and again. LISTEN NOW [Audio clip: view full post to listen] More

BIA Association Tours Hamilton

Today Hamilton hosted a regional meeting of the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA).  The meeting – organized in part by Kathy Drewitt, executive director of the Downtown Hamilton BIA – was held at the AGH Design Annex on James Street North in downtown...

Downtown Redevelopment Video


HES Idea 1: Simple City Math

Hamilton, like most other mature cities with aging infrastructure and a reduced industrial base, has many significant financial needs.  Yet our capacity to generate revenue is in large measure limited to municipal property taxes – residential, commercial and industrial.  Most proposals that require an... More

Real Estate Panel Podcast from HES 2012

The May 10, 2012 Hamilton Economic Summit included a panel devoted to real estate development in Hamilton in the context of local and regional opportunities and challenges (see link to podcast below). The 45 minute interactive discussion generated a number of proposed actions to... More