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The future is bright in Durham Region
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – Regional Municipality of Durham

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In 2012, a Durham Region delegation embarked on an exploratory business mission to China to explore economic and business opportunities. The mission to China proved to be a very successful initiative. The types of opportunities that presented themselves included enhanced ties to government, partnerships for Durham’s educational institutions, and prospects for new economic and tourism growth.

Chinese Delegation

The Region of Durham signed two Friendship Agreements: one with Changping, Guangdong Province; the other with Zibo City, Shandong Province. Both agreements express a mutual interest in further exploring business, culture and tourism.

The Agreement with Zibo City is a significant historic milestone, as Durham Region is the first Canadian municipality to sign one with that community.

In 2013, Durham Region returned to China to further enhance the relationship with Zibo City, and to explore Wuxi, Jiangsu Province as an opportunity for business exchanges. Planning is currently underway for an exciting opportunity in Wuxi, pending Regional Council’s approval, in early 2014.

Wuxi Gold Sign

More information below:

Changping, Guangdong Province

Wuxi, Jiangsu Province

Zibo City, Shandong Province

Interested in exploring China as a potential market for your business? Contact Kathy Weiss, Director, Economic Development and Tourism at 905-668-4113 ext. 2602 or for assistance.

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