Comment 55832

By goin'downtown (registered) | Posted January 11, 2011 at 21:52:56

A Smith, I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. Switzerland doesn't share a border with the U.S.(and we all know about the "Swiss Bank Account"). IMHO if individual Canadian cities and provinces, and the country itself, didn't market themselves aggressively - we'd end up another state of the U.S. I believe Hamilton lost a good chunk of its good manufacturing jobs because they went to the U.S., Mexico, or Asia due mostly to cheap labour. Our local public and medical sectors have grown since our intense losses of the '80's, to be sure. And, no, they don't replace those manufacturing jobs in the least. No new money, and some inordinately fat administrative salaries. I would love to see a slew of niche, state-of-the-art (state-of-the-art includuing environmentally responsible) manufacturers here. How do we reach out to them? How do they learn about Hamilton as a potential location? And why would they locate here?

Comment edited by goin'downtown on 2011-01-11 22:27:30

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