Hamilton Business Funding: Guide for Business Owners

This guide for business owners covers current City of Hamilton, Hamilton Economic Development funding programs, including grants, loans, rebates and other types of financing for entrepreneurs.

This is our dedicated “hub” page for Hamilton Economic Development funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

City of Hamilton Mandate

The City’s vision “To be the best place to raise a child and age successfully” reflects the kind of city Hamiltonians want to aspire to become. It means having an inclusive community, actively engaged in making Hamilton a better place for everyone. It is creating an accessible environment, supporting residents through all of life’s stages, and one that encourages positive development of children as they grow towards becoming healthy adults and seniors.

The City of Hamilton’s economic development mandate is to retain and create living-wage jobs, increase the non-residential tax base, and increase Hamilton’s attractiveness as “the best place to raise a child and age successfully”.

City of Hamilton Priorities

The City of Hamilton’s priorities include:

  • Climate change,
  • Multi-modal transportation,
  • Homelessness & affordable housing,
  • Equity, diversity & inclusion,
  • Integrated growth and development,
  • Trust & confidence in city government,
  • Fiscal health and financial management, and
  • A healthy, respectful and supportive workplace.

The City of Hamilton’s economic development priorities include:

  • Facilitating a skilled and adaptable workforce,
  • Enhancing digital infrastructure and services,
  • Growing business and investments,
  • Moving goods and people,
  • Revitalizing priority areas and placemaking, and
  • Building transformational projects.

You can learn about City of Hamilton’s economic development priorities by reading its 2021-25 Economic Development Action Plan.

Types of Funding City of Hamilton Offers

The City of Hamilton offers financial incentives, including grants, loans, rebates and more.

City of Hamilton Contact

Hamilton City Hall:

71 Main Street West, 7th Floor
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y5
Phone: 1-800-868-1329

Social Media:

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