Comment 40565

By Donald J. Lester (anonymous) | Posted May 07, 2010 at 19:08:27

Ryan said,"I'd say if Hamilton figured out how to get 10,000 new people living in a truly urban-designed downtown neighborhood, there would be plenty of opportunities to create new local sources of employment. Rather than trying to lure employers to Hamilton, we should be trying to grow our own. That gets us out in front of new business models rather than left chasing past performers."

Perhaps it's by using both, lure employers to Hamilton and grow our own. One of the difficulties with "grow our own" is that their vision is stuck in the yesterdays perception. If you take the analogy of what a new buyer in a property and while the seller has out grown their vision...Where as a new comer looks at what he wants to accomplish rather that what has been said he can't...but in all fairness this city
and the community has to become somewhat more flexible where possible, including demonstrating greater fluidity, than in the past or present, that allows thing to
occur in a timely manner.

At the moment the only thing that seem active are the Pan Am games, the LRT; it seems that we can only focus on one or two items at a time...Moreover, I have not seen any strategy form the City that encourages either, "lure employers to Hamilton and grow our own" and if anyone has please direct me to where I can find such.

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