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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 654,000 residents in 2014 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.

Durham Region's Economic Development office acts as the central point of contact for attracting new business investment, representing the eight communities that make up the Region of Durham. Business retention and expansion is achieved through key partnerships, supported by educational institutions and a variety of economic development partners at the municipal, regional, provincial and federal levels.

Durham's professional staff will provide you with confidential and expert assistance in an efficient and timely manner. Our services include:

  • Site-selection assistance;
  • Information and research;
  • Coordination of Regional development services;
  • Liaison between the business community, educational institutions and government;
  • Links existing businesses to sourcing capital and new business relationships; and
  • Film production and location scouting support.