Hamilton has always been the heart of a thriving economic region — but that role is changing. Just what those changes are and how they will shape the city’s future economy was the focus of the fifth Hamilton Economic Summit, held on Thursday, May 10, 2012.
The daylong conference at the Hamilton Convention Centre looked at Hamilton’s key, but changing, role in the economy of the Golden Horseshoe, a region of more than 4.5 million people.
“Hamilton has always had a major role in that economy,” said David Adames, president and CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. “For most of the 20th century, that role was as a manufacturing centre, but that is changing and now we have health care, the creative industries and many others.”