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By tybalt (registered) | Posted November 14, 2006 at 15:58:34

As far as "businesses like RIM" go, though, businesses like RIM aren't attracted. They are created. RIM wasn't "attracted" to Waterloo, it was born in Waterloo. And it was born there because Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge have forward-looking growth plans that embrace the broad base of technical knowledge at their local universities.

Successive Hamilton mayors and councils have spent too much time trying to create megadevelopments and lure megaprojects to Hamilton, when what the city needs is more business growth. The city's never done one iota for helping IT businesses grow... what Braden said about the city's relationship with McMaster is right on. We would have been (and still can be) a biotech leader with the right kind of government involvement!

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