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Amazon HQ2

Durham Region, Canada - Amazon HQ2 Proposal Showcase

Amazon Toronto Global Proposal

Amazon Toronto Global News Release
Thursday, October 19, 2017 – Toronto Global

Amazon statement from Durham Region's Regional Chair and CEO
Thursday, October 19, 2017 – Roger Anderson, Regional Chair and CEO

Providing Small Businesses with Better Access to Government Support and Procurement Opportunities
Monday, October 16, 2017 – Province of Ontario

Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility Nears Completion
Friday, October 13, 2017 – Province of Ontario

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Welcome to Durham Region Economic Development


Durham Region, one of Canada's growing economic communities, is made up of the cities of Oshawa and Pickering; the towns of Ajax and Whitby; the Municipality of Clarington; and the townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge.

As the largest geographic municipality in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Durham Region has one of the fastest growing populations in Canada, with approximately 660,765 residents in 2015 and a forecasted population of around one million by 2031.

Durham Region's land, location, people, infrastructure and balanced living opportunities make Durham the clear choice for investment.

Economic Development and Tourism Division

The Economic Development and Tourism Division's priority is to lead, facilitate and advance Durham Region's efforts for continued economic growth, job creation, and revitalization throughout the region.

One of the key goals of the Economic Development and Tourism Division is to attract new foreign direct investment to the Region of Durham. By working with municipal, regional, provincial and federal partners, the Region promotes its value proposition to businesses in key sectors in priority markets. The primary activity of the Investment Attraction team is to generate and handle investment inquiries, and to convert these into successful investment within the Region.

The Region's effort to attract new foreign direct investment is focused on the key sector strengths of the region:

  • Agri-business
  • Energy, Environment and Engineering (EN3)
  • Health Sciences
  • Innovative Technology
  • Manufacturing

The Region's Investment attraction activities are focused on four key international markets:

  • United States
  • Germany
  • China
  • Brazil

The Chinese market, in particular, has seen significant activity. More information can be found here.

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