Planning & Economic Development Department

About Economic Development & Tourism

The Economic Development & Tourism Division acts as a liaison among area municipalities, local businesses and educational institutions to promote Durham Region as an ideal place to grow a successful business and enjoy a high quality of life. Business attraction, retention and expansion remain the highest priority for the department, which works with local and foreign governments and industries to further promote Durham's strengths, including its emerging creative economy and its reputation as "Ontario's Energy Capital." In addition to economic development, a number of key sectors--including innovative technologies, agriculture, tourism and film--are promoted by staff, who develop goal-oriented programs to oversee various studies, develop key partnerships, marketing campaigns and investment inquiries.

Business Assistance