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Key Sectors

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

Durham is within a 30 minute drive of downtown Toronto and is part of the GTA's interactive digital media cluster. Growing at a rate of 10 per cent annually, it is the third largest digital media cluster in North America behind only New York and California. By emphasizing digital education, Durham Region is a key player in this growth towards new technology in the areas of digital media, agritech, health tech, advanced manufacturing, clean tech and information tech.

Digital technology companies are drawn to Durham Region because of its stable and growing economy, skilled and reliable workforce, environment of innovation and collaboration, proximity to market, competitive business costs, high quality of life and affordable cost of living.

There are five leading post-secondary institutions with a presence in Durham Region, including Queen's University, Trent University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Centennial College and Durham College. UOIT and Durham College in particular deliver programs in gaming, business and information technology, computer science, electrical and software engineering, education (digital technologies) and information technology security.

Durham tech companies have access to local organizations that support start-ups and entrepreneurship through programming, mentoring, accessing capital and other services such as professional services firms in banking, accounting, and legal with experience in international markets.

Portal Snapshot

To learn more about Durham's technology sector, visit the Durham Innovation and Technology Portal at ditp.ca for up-to-date information about latest investment opportunities from local companies seeking partnerships, funding; existing companies; strengths in post-secondary training; research and development; available incentives; local support networks; and local industry-related support events.

For more information on digital technology contact:
Kasia Chojecki
Phone: 905-668-4113 Ext. 2605
kasia.chojecki@durham.ca

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