Clare Barnett


Director Economic Development at City of Brampton Economic Development Office

Clare brings a unique perspective having both private and public sectors experience in international business development and marketing, economic development, attracting Foreign Direct Investment, communications, and place branding and marketing. She has deep business development and marketing expertise cultivated through more than fifteen years with the provincial government focused on Ontario’s economic competitiveness, in addition to prior private sector experience in the technology space.

Clare served as Ontario’s representative in the United Kingdom with a mandate to further Ontario’s trade, investment and broader economic interests. She also established Ontario first Investment Office, leading international business development.

Prior to joining the Province of Ontario, Clare held marketing and business development roles in tech focused businesses of all sizes, including leading international expansion plans for an internet development firm.

Clare is now proud to be leading FDI attraction and Business Retention Expansion programs for the City of Brampton, part of the Greater Toronto Region. Her focus is also on building a new Innovation District in the City’s historic downtown and entrepreneurship led economic development.

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