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Canadian Chamber Network Unveils Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness for 2015  


by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, February 17, 2015—The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and its nationwide network of chambers of commerce, associations and businesses, including with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, unveiled its Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness list for 2015. The Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness is an initiative the Canadian chamber network undertook in 2012 to draw attention to the barriers that are holding back Canada’s progress and to urge all levels of governments to act more swiftly in increasing our country’s ability to compete globally.

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Hamilton Region Economic Outlook 2015 Report: Hamilton Economy to Benefit from Lower Canadian Dollar and US Recovery, Manufacturing Sector Grows


by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton Economy to Benefit from Lower Canadian Dollar and US Recovery, Manufacturing Sector Grows

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Credit Unions of Ontario release 2015 economic outlook for Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area

Hamilton, ON, February 11th , 2015: Hamilton is set to outpace the provincial average in terms of employment gains and expand at a faster pace than communities in its broader region, according to a new economic outlook from the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the Credit Unions of Ontario.

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Media Release: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce applauds the Province of Ontario’s commitment to a fully funded Light Rail Transit system in Hamilton.


by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, Jan 26, 2015: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is highly encouraged by today’s announcement by Mayor Fred Eisenberger that the Province of Ontario has committed to funding 100% of the capital costs of a light rail transit system in Hamilton.

The project is expected to run along the B-Line corridor with further discussions on an additional link to the new James St North GO Station.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Sounding Alarm on Ontario’s Debt and Deficit


by HCOC

New report provides straightforward analysis of Ontario’s fiscal situation 

Hamilton, October 29th, 2014:  Ontarians should be very concerned about the province’s fiscal situation, according to a new report from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

The report, “How Bad Is It? What Do We Do About It?” provides a straightforward account of Ontario’s current fiscal situation.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce to Government: Get Employer-Driven Training Programs Right


by HCOC

Hamilton, ON, September 08, 2014: The Government of Ontario must ensure that upcoming changes to the province’s training and employment programs reflect the needs of employers, according to a new report released by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Essential Skills Ontario.

The call comes as the government works to reinvent the way that many training and employment programs are delivered in the province by giving employers a more direct role in the type of training their workers receive.

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2014 Finalists Announced


by HCOC

10 companies have been selected as finalists for LiON’S LAIR, a competition that offers finalists the chance to pitch their idea to a panel of industry judges—the “Lions”—and solicit over $100,000 in cash and in-kind resources.

“LiON’S LAIR is a fantastic opportunity for Innovation Factory and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce to work closely with high-potential companies and reward them for their efforts in entrepreneurship,” stated Keanin Loomis, President and CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

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Ontario’s Political Parties Respond to Hamilton Chamber of Commerce 2014 Provincial Election Platform


by HCOC

Hamilton, ON, June, 9, 2014: Ontario’s three major political parties have officially responded to the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s priorities for the 2014 provincial election.

Initially released two weeks ago in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Ontario Election 2014: Business Priorities outlines the major challenges inhibiting economic success in the province and provides recommendations to all political parties.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Announces Agenda for Hamilton Economic Summit: An Investor’s Guide to the Ambitious City


by HCOC

HAMILTON May 9, 2014: Today, The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce announced the agenda for the 2014 Hamilton Economic Summit: An Investor’s Guide to the Ambitious City.  The fast-paced, half-day event, will feature Hamilton’s institutional leaders and a couple special guests.

Agenda

Dr. Patrick Deane- President, McMaster University
Geoff Cape – President and CEO, Evergreen
Dr.

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