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The future is now: Where is Hamilton heading?

August 08, 2012
Posted in: News

Thinking of starting a business in Hamilton or looking for work?  You may be wondering what jobs will be available in the future and what the growth sectors will be in the economy.  Information from the City of Hamilton, Planning and Economic Development Department can help.

As part of its Economic Development Strategy the City of Hamilton, Planning and Economic Development Department has identified six key industries. 

These include:

•Advanced Manufacturing – having innovation, technology, and a highly skilled labour force to make Hamilton more competitive and productive.
•Agri-Business & Food Processing – making Hamilton the major food and beverage manufacturing centre in Ontario.
•Clean Technology – being a leader in wind-based power, water purification and waste-water treatment by using clean technology.
•Creative Industries – enhancing the growing importance that music, visual and performing arts, digital media, films and events have to the local economy.
•Goods Movement  – using Hamilton’s unique location to develop business in the transporting goods, supply chain management, logistics, warehousing, and communications infrastructure.
•Life Sciences – building off the strength of the health, environment, information technology, agriculture and manufacturing sectors, and becoming a leader in the area of biotechnology.

Visit the Hamilton Economic Development site for more information: http://www.investinhamilton.ca

(Photo credit: Cyndi Ingle)



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