A judge who toured Hamilton to determine whether it is the most "intelligent" community in the world said the city is an "astounding" place and its citizens recognize that.
"There's a real pride here," said Robert Bell, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum, a U.S.-based think tank founded 15 years ago that studies and promotes the world's best cities and how those models can be reproduced elsewhere.
"The number of people I've talked to who've said, 'I'm a lifelong Hamiltonian, and boy this is just the greatest place on the planet.'"Read more
HAMILTON, ON, March 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Leading on-demand automotive service startup, GoWrench Auto, announced today that it is now available in over 45 cities across the country. The platform, which was founded in Hamilton, Ontario, connects mechanics to customers in person, in real-time, eliminating the negative nuances that are often associated with a visit to the mechanic.
Founded in 2015 by entrepreneur Joshua Lombardo-Bottema, GoWrench aims to make automotive services more accessible for all Canadians. After successfully launching in key markets in Ontario and British Columbia, GoWrench is pleased to begin offering their services to more Canadians coast to coast.Read more
A new advanced manufacturing "supercluster" of area research and industry players announced by the federal government Thursday will pay enormous economic benefits for Hamilton, local business leaders say.
The move — part of a $950-million series of initiatives across Canada — is being described as a major shot-in-the-arm to a burgeoning network powerhouse developing between Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo and Hamilton.
"We are evolving into a more regional economy and we have to be able to evolve it further to remain globally competitive," says Keanin Loomis, president of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.Read more
(New York– 8 February 2018) – The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) named the world’s Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2018 today. This is the think tank’s 16th annual Top7 list of regions, cities or towns that have gone, in ICF’s words, “from Smart City to Intelligent Community.” This year’s list includes communities from four nations, with Taiwan contributing three, Canada two communities and Australia and Finland one each. The seven will travel to London in June where one will go on to be named the Intelligent Community of the Year, succeeding Melbourne, Australia, the reigning community. The announcement will take place as the culminating event at the ICF Global Summit rom 4-6 June at Siemens’ Crystal Facility and other sites around London. (www.icfsummit.com)Read more