Carolynn Reid has spent the majority of her career supporting Hamilton’s small businesses. For the last 20 years, she was a Business Development Consultant with the City of Hamilton’s Economic Development Division having held several key leadership roles that have been of great benefit to the City of Hamilton, its citizens and businesses. Carolynn managed and established the first Small Business Enterprise Centre in the City. She built programs and developed partnerships that assisted hundreds of Hamilton small businesses get off the ground. Carolynn also managed the City’s brownfield portfolio in its very early years and laid the foundation for the redevelopment of hundreds of contaminated sites. For the last 10 years, Carolynn put her efforts into managing the emerging economic sectors of Life Sciences and Digital Media for the City, helping stimulate investment interest, supporting community programs and champions working together to build a better Hamilton.
Carolynn has always and continues to call Hamilton home. Born and raised in this great City, a McMaster University Commerce graduate and community builder to the core, she is excited to join the Forge & Foster team and share her municipal experience.