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Darana Hybrid, Inc. Announces Hamilton Project to Create Industrial Trade Jobs

Darana Hybrid, Inc., powered by AMPS Staffing, Inc., announced a project that will create 200 new jobs for Ohioans. The project will involve a $46 million capital investment and create 200 new jobs in Hamilton Enterprise Park, Hamilton’s largest business park. More info.

Municipal Brew Works Now Open

After 80 years since the last Hamilton brewery closed its doors, Municipal Brew Works opened in June 2016 in the City Municipal building. The brewery is a welcomed addition to the City’s downtown revitalization efforts and is an important step in growing Hamilton’s beverage industry. More info.

City of Hamilton Announces Major Redevelopment Project

The City of Hamilton announced a partnership with Manheim, PA based Spooky Nook Sports LLC on the redevelopment of the former Champion Paper Mill. The project will include a youth sports complex, fitness center, hotel, restaurants, brewery, meeting and event space, and other entertainment venues. The facility will also house tenants in various medical fields including orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, and other services that support athletics and active lifestyles. More info.

Barclaycard Opens New Hamilton Customer Contact Center

Barclaycard US, the payments business of Barclays in the United States, celebrated the grand opening of its new customer contact center in Hamilton, Ohio. Barclaycard expects to add up to 250 new employees during 2016 at the Vora Technology Park located at 101 Knightsbridge Drive in Hamilton. Once fully operational in the coming years, the center will employ up to 1,500 colleagues. More info.

STARTEK’s New Call Center Location In Downtown Hamilton To Create 682 New Jobs

International call center operator STARTEK has located a new call center in downtown Hamilton. The company has plans to create nearly 700 new call center positions. The new location will provide an important boost to downtown revitalization efforts. STARTEK opened on the top floor of the former Elder Beerman building at 150 High Street after extensive renovations. For more information, read the Journal-News article about the announcement here. For information on Hamilton positions, follow the link here. More Info

City of Hamilton and Historic Developers Receive National Award for Smart Growth Achievement

The City of Hamilton received the “National Award for Smart Growth Achievement” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award, which recognizes the City of Hamilton and Historic Developers Public Private Partnership, was given for excellence in the “Built Projects” category. The City of Hamilton is one of only three winners chosen nationally from among 48 applicants in 19 states. The award is recognizing the partnership’s three downtown projects – the renovations of the Historic Mercantile Lofts, former Journal-News building, and Robinson-Schwenn building. These projects have reinvigorated the city’s central business district and set the stage for new economic development. For more information, check out the Smart Growth Award page.

City of Hamilton, The Hamilton Mill, and Jeffrey Thurman Recognized by International Economic Development Council

The City of Hamilton, The Hamilton Mill, and Jeffrey Thurman recently accepted awards for their economic development efforts in Hamilton from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year’s most  influential leaders. These awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities. For more information on the awards, follow the link here.

New craft brewery Municipal Brew Works announces plans to open in downtown Hamilton
The brewery will be located at The Hamilton Mill. Once the brewery’s build-out is complete, it will immediately employ 12 people and will have estimated production yields around 2,500 barrels a year. The space will also include a tasting taproom. The new brewery expects remodeling of space to be finished in the spring of 2015. More info


The Hamilton Mill partners with Queen City Angels
In December, The Hamilton Mill and Queen City Angels announced a strategic partnership to provide complimentary services to the regional startup community. The partnership is a logical fit as it will provide a diversified portfolio of potential investment opportunities for Queen City Angels. In return, The Hamilton Mill will have access to Queen City Angels mentor members and other resources within the regional startup community. Queen City Angels was recently recognized by CB Insights as one of the top two private seed-stage venture capital investors in the country. More info


CNG station celebrates grand opening
It is Greater Cincinnati’s first public CNG station. The City of Hamilton is celebrating the opening of Greater Cincinnati’s first public CNG station with a ribbon cutting on Friday, December 19th at 11 am. The ceremony will be held at the Hamilton Municipal Garage at 2210 S. Erie Highway adjacent to the new CNG Station. All are invited to attend. More info


Hamilton Utilities launches new energy efficiency program
Efficiency Smart is available for all customer types. Hamilton Utilities is partnering with Efficiency Smart to offer a comprehensive energy efficiency program to Hamilton utility customers. Efficiency Smart will provide technical assistance and financial incentives, which allow for the implementation of energy-saving improvements, to Hamilton’s homeowners, renters, small to medium-sized businesses, institutions, and large commercial and industrial customers. More info


ThyssenKrupp Bilstein breaks ground on $26 million expansion
ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America recently broke ground on its $26 million expansion project at its Hamilton facility. The project, which calls for a 60,000 sq. ft. building expansion, will create 214 new jobs and help ThyssenKrupp Bilstein to meet the growing demand for its high-end shock absorbers for Original Equipment Automobile Manufacturers, after market outlets and motorsports. This is the company’s third expansion in Hamilton since 2011. In 2011, ThyssenKrupp Bilstein employed 185 at their Hamilton facility. When this expansion is completed they will employ 581. more info


Community First Solutions moving headquarters to downtown Hamilton
Hamilton’s second largest private employer investing $5.8 million. Community First Solutions, the parent company responsible for the strategic oversight of Colonial, Community Behavioral Health, Community First Pharmacy, and Partners in Prime, has recently announced it will be relocating its corporate headquarters to downtown Hamilton. Community First Solutions serves over 46,000 individuals annually and is Hamilton’s 2nd largest private employer with nearly 700 employees. more info. The Journal-News article.


Hamilton’s electric utility recognized for its reliability
The American Public Power Association (APPA) recently announced that the City of Hamilton Electric Department has qualified for the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) Platinum Designation. Hamilton is one of only 94 municipal electric systems out of more than 2,000 across the United States to receive this certification. This marks the ninth straight year the City has received the RP3® Platinum Designation. more info