• Economic Development

  • Helping Business Grow and Assisting in Attraction of New Business
    The Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce of Hamilton, Ohio and our sister organization, the Hamilton Economic Development Corp., HEDC, are working hard to retain the businesses we have and to assist in the attraction of new business to our area.

    We partner with local and regional organizations including: City of Hamilton, Ohio; Butler County, Ohio and REDI Cincinnati.

    Resources for businesses starting, expanding or relocating in the area:
    City of Hamilton, Ohio Department of Economic Development
    Butler County, Ohio Economic Development Department
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    Growing Your Business by Getting Connected
    The City of Hamilton's Business Development Team is a cross-functional team created to facilitate the business start-up/business change process within the City of Hamilton. This will give existing and new businesses a single point of contact. The Business Development Team will facilitate ongoing communication from the beginning to the end of the business start-up process.

    Why Hamilton, Ohio?
    Hamilton has so much to offer to companies doing business here.  Find out more information about the area including utilities, demographics, major employers, taxes, incentives and business hubs.

    Downtown Special Improvement District (SID) Incentive Program
    The IMPROVE Program (Incentives to Maintain Proper Restoration Of Valuable Edifices) is a building assistance program to assist the SID's building/business owners improve the exterior facades. Only building and/or business owners that are located within the Downtown Special Improvement District may apply for this program. 
    The approximate boundaries of the SID are High street on the north, Martin Luther King Boulevard on the east, Ludlow Avenue on the south, and Front Street on the west.
    SID Program information and Application

    Business Incubator
    The purpose of a business incubator is to nurture young firms, helping them to survive and grow during the startup period when they are most vulnerable. 
    Hamilton's business incubator, The Hamilton Mill, is a mixed use business incubator with a technology focus. The Mill is a one stop Entrepreneur Center that assists small businesses by providing resources, shared services, business counseling, training, networking, conference and meeting rooms, technology, equipment and space for lease.

    Helping to Solve the "Skills Gap" Problem
    We continue to hear concerns from businesses related to the topic of finding and keeping qualified workers. One of the specific concerns is that the people applying for jobs don't have the skills necessary to perform the jobs that are available. 
    We are helping to deal with this problem with Skills Central which is a supportive workforce development initiative sponsored by the Greater Hamilton of Commerce and the Hamilton Community Foundation. 
    Skills Central services are offered to job-seekers in the Greater Hamilton area and is designed to help individuals get the job skills needed to build a successful future.
    For more information, contact Joel Fink, Coordinator, at 513-863-0800 ext. 33. 
    If you are an employer, please complete this survey.

    Resources:
    Access Business Development & Finance, Inc.

    Butler County Economic Development

    City of Hamilton, Ohio Department of Economic Development 

    City of Hamilton, Ohio Business Development Team brochure

    City of Hamilton, Ohio Initiative Update 2016

    CORE Fund  

    Jobs Ohio

    Ohio Development Services Agency

    REDI Cincinnati

    SkillsCentral

     

    Greater Hamilton Chamber is now a "Clean Chamber"
    We are proud to be a local clean energy leader by participating in the clean energy information hub called Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy. 
    Our goal is to help you, our member companies, navigate the clean energy space, share best practices, spur business innovation, and accelerate business competitiveness through clean energy through the Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE).  CICE shares best practices in the clean energy space.  Our goal in participating in this new energy information hub is to help our member companies better navigate the clean energy space.  If you would like us to share clean energy resources with you and invite you to the clean energy briefings, let us know.
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