Norm Schleehahn is the manager of business development for Hamilton's Economic Development Division which is the City's central point of contact for business assistance. He has over 20 years of corporate site selection experience and oversees one of the most aggressive business retention programs in Ontario.
The City of Hamilton has the distinction of being Canada's first municipally funded Accredited Economic Development Organization. Norm was co-lead on Hamilton's initial accreditation 5 years ago and is now currently leading their re-accreditation effort. He has also been an evaluator for other AEDO applications.
Norm is a Past President of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario and has also served a two year term on the board of directors of the Economic Developers Association of Canada.
Norm has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and is Certified as a professional Economic Developer by the Economic Developers Association of Canada and the International Economic Development Council.