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The Region of Durham Business Count

Count your business in!

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Planning and Economic Development Department and its municipal partners conduct an annual count of businesses within the region.

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Between May and September, the Region's Business Count team visit each and every business establishment in Durham to gather basic information about the type and nature of the business, the number of employees, floor space, etc. The success of this important survey depends upon the assistance and co-operation of the region's business community.

Business Count Highlights

How will the information be used?

The information being collected will be used for a variety of purposes:

  • Monitoring local economic trends.
  • Preparing the Durham Region and local municipal business directories.
  • Analyzing and promoting local business sectors for either tourism or business generation.
  • Developing business attraction and retention strategies.
  • Forecasting infrastructure and hard service requirements.
  • Transit service planning.

What about confidentiality?

Data collected may be shared with other government agencies, with sensitive data being used internally only and kept confidential. For a complete listing of how specific data fields are used, please refer to the terms of use.

Identifying the Business Count team

The Business Count team is recognizable by their navy blue Region of Durham shirts and photo ID cards.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments regarding the business count, please contact:
Planning and Economic Development Department


905-668-7711 ext. 2698