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Public Service Announcement

Reminder: 2014 Business Count Team collecting data on local businesses in Durham Region

WHITBY, ON July 11, 2014

Durham Region business owners are reminded that the 2014 Business Count—an annual survey of local businesses that will gather statistics about their operations—is still ongoing.

WHEN:

Members of the Business Count team will be visiting local business establishments until the middle of August.

WHERE:

All businesses throughout Durham Region.

WHY:

To gather basic information about the type and nature of the businesses, the number of employees, plans for growth, floor space and location.

Data collected will also be used to promote Durham businesses, monitor economic trends, forecast infrastructure projects, identify skill shortages and plan transit services.

NOTE:

The Business Count team will be recognizable by their navy blue Region of Durham shirts and photo identification cards.

If any local businesses (including home businesses and farms) have not yet been visited by the Business Count Team, they may also complete the survey online at www.durham.ca/businesscount.

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.