A city reborn
Video: Hamilton sheds its industrial image
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When non-residents hear the words 'Hamilton, Ontario' there’s a good chance scarred landscapes and tall smokestacks come to mind. But Steeltown is making a concerted effort to shake the reputation of its industrial past and look to a small-business future. Its aggressive entrepreneurial agenda includes a one-stop centre at city hall for information and advice, reduced red tape, and incentives designed to draw out-of-town companies. Neil Everson, Hamilton's director of economic development, discusses the steps Hamilton is taking to make it more attractive for companies to do business