As the City’s Director of Economic Development, Norm Schleehahn leads an exceptional team whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for continued economic growth, job creation, and revitalization in Hamilton.
In a career that spans almost 30 years, Norm’s passion for his city has helped him build key relationships with local, national and international real estate and development partners which has led to the creation of thousands of jobs and business investment that continue to move Hamilton’s economy forward.
Norm proudly presides over four talented City building teams that strive to ensure Hamilton is open for business – Corporate Real Estate, Business Investment& Sector Development, Commercial Districts & Small Business and Municipal Land Development.
Throughout his career, Norm has been a champion for the economic development profession. He is a Past President of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario and served as a Director on the board of the Economic Developers Association of Canada. Today, he is an active member of the International Economic Development Council that evaluates and provides accreditations to best practice economic development organizations.
Norm is proud to call Hamilton home. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University in Hamilton and is accredited by both the Economic Development Association of Canada and the International Economic Development Council as a certified economic development professional.