Count your business into Durham

Businesses in Durham Region can expect a knock on their door as the Region’s Planning and Economic Development Department conducts its seventh annual Business Count project to gather employment statistics and help build a stronger local economy.

Between May 2 and August 24, the Business Count team will visit all business establishments in Durham to gather basic information, including the type and nature of the business, the number of employees, floor space available and more.

“The valuable data collected, through this initiative, enables the Region to forecast infrastructure requirements, develop business attraction strategies and to promote local sectors for tourism,” said Brian Bridgeman, Commissioner of Planning and Economic Development. “Now in its seventh year, the Business Count has allowed us to build a stronger local economy, and improve municipal services.”

“The success of this important survey weighs heavily on the participation and co-operation of our local business community,” said Kathy Weiss, Director of Economic Development and Tourism. “We would like to sincerely thank the Durham business community for their continued support and willingness to participate.”

In addition to in-person visits, businesses—including home-based businesses and farms—have the option to complete a convenient online survey by visiting

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