The Economy target area fosters economic prosperity and stability through new business development and the support of existing businesses within the community. It seeks to strengthen and diversify the local economy through the promotion of emerging green and advanced technologies that protect the environment, and recognizes the importance of a skilled workforce to fulfill local business needs.
Quality Jobs & Living Wages -
Foster economic prosperity and stability by retaining and expanding businesses that support upward economic mobility and provide sufficient wages to support a decent standard of living.*
Workforce Development -
Grow the local labor force by connecting Hamilton residents with job opportunities in the city and support organizations that provide workforce development and skills-based training.
Green Economy Development -
Through partnership with the Hamilton Mill, support the development of products and services that simultaneously protect the environment and create jobs.
*Sufficient wage to support a decent standard of living in Hamilton is defined as at least $29,120/yr.