It’s Time to Invest in Hamilton!
Yes, it’s exactly the right time to think about our wonderful community and think investment! Money, sure, I mean money by all means, but that’s not what I’m really thinking about today…what I’m thinking about is the commitment of time – your time and in truth is there anything more valuable than time? No there is not. And here’s why, eh!
Time is the measure that we all use, to try to live, work and exist in life, and we use it haphazardly when we’re not focused I think. As one grows a bit older, and the term “been there done that” comes to the top-0f-mind position more than not – that was the time for me when time suddenly appeared to be of more import to my life than anything else.
Working – and you’re doing your 40 hours a week for a paycheque. Living – and that’s trips out to buy groceries and take the kids to soccer practice or dance rehersals. Loafing – and that’s spent chatting with friends or having a pint in a pub or hiking the Bruce Trail. No matter what part of life you wish to think about, time is the real “essence” of same. That time is always “spent” is so apropos of how we look at time…that as it has value - it’s spent on so many sidetrips, tangents and yes wrong-way trips we do eventually learn that the smart way to live is to hoard our time and use it sparingly – on only what is really important.
Which gets me back to the title of this piece – and how I’d like to challenge each and every Hamiltonian – to invest some of their own valuable time – in Hamilton itself!
Why here? Why Hamilton? Well a quick link to our local Economic Development Office here shows the Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Hamilton. Read them. See what they said about our community’s positioning with regards to our local industry? Rural lands? Our burgeoning Transportation hub? Mohawk and IDEAWorks? McMaster and the Xerox Centre for Engineering, Entrepreneurship & Innovation?
Our own Innovation Factory which is described as our top-tier centre for innovation is also a major factor in the renewal of our #HamOnt momentum too…and a quick look at their site will show that they’ve gathered in little more than a year, wonderful support from government and private sectors and that means that this community is so much better off…new startups mean new business growth along with new jobs and new residents too….you must click that link to see what they’re up to on our city’s behalf!
At a recent #HamOnt event, our DemoCampHamilton6 event held at McMaster by Kevin Browne’s great organization, SoftwareHamilton, I was asked to do a quick 3 minute interview for our EcDev folks and BizClip and here’s that short video….
As you can see, hopefully, by my own comments and those of Kevin himself…that we all love this town. New businesses are coming to town. New startups are forming. New investment is being made…so won’t you help too?
We invest our own time to try to make it fulfill it’s potential….for our business community, for our families and for the future…by sharing your own time with others here in #HamOnt!
So I ask…would you all try too, to invest some time – just a little of that most valuable resource that we all try to keep so dear…in our Hamilton’s future. The repayment is large…and our community grows! Honest it will!Google