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Invest Durham Enews - May 2022
Durham Economic Task Force COVID Response
The Durham Economic Task Force is here to help Durham Region businesses navigate the COVID-19 crisis. For information on funding opportunities and government and business support, visit Invest Durham COVID Response

We are hiring!

The award-winning Invest Durham team is in search of a new manager—one who wants to help build our economy, support our innovation community, attract exciting new investments and create great jobs for residents.

It’s an exciting time for Durham Region’s economy. The Manager of Business Development and Investment has the leading role of attracting new businesses to the Region. They’ll connect with the world’s top companies that are innovating to solve global challenges, like the climate crisis, in future-focused industries like clean energy and advanced automotive.

Events and Partnerships
Durham At Collision!

Meet Invest Durham at Collision Conference at the Enercare Centre in Toronto.

Urban excitement and country charm alongside our thriving innovation community, makes Durham Region an ideal place to start, relocate or build a business.

Our team can help you with finding your ideal property or office space in our 14 downtowns, bringing your business to Canada, connecting you to our local accelerators, hubs, and incubators, or accessing top talent and business opportunities through our post-secondary institutions.

Visit the Invest Durham Collision Conference landing page to learn more.    
Durham Region Startup Grind Presents Perfecting The Pitch: Investment Edition

Join Spark Centre and Catalyst to watch — and cast your vote for — five incredible entrepreneurs presenting their best investment pitch to a panel of esteemed judges!

At Perfecting the Pitch, you’ll hear from our incredible judging panel as they provide their feedback on each investment pitch and Bob Spiers, President of Acquisitive Advisory Services offers valuable insight into creating a solid investment pitch to engage investors! 

May 31, 2022, Building Back Better After the Pandemic: Accessibility and Inclusion Virtual Conference

Abilities Centre, in partnership with the Region of Durham, invites residents and business owners to explore how accessibility and inclusion can elevate communities and businesses.

Build Back Better After the Pandemic: Accessibility and Inclusion conference will include keynote speaker Maayan Ziv, Founder of AccessNow, in addition to a panel discussion comprised of accessibility champions and community members.

This free conference will focus on breaking down barriers in Durham Region and providing equitable access to services, working towards creating a more accessible and inclusive Region for all.
Celebrate Local Food Week June 6-10 by sharing your local food favourites with us on social media!

Durham Region has a vibrant local food movement that is connected to our local farmers and producers. Farm-fresh products include a range of goods from beef and lamb to honey and jams, to fresh fruit and vegetables.

Our region is home to many craft beverage producers making wine, beer, and cider, as well as numerous farmers’ markets, and bakers and bistros that focus on local ingredients. Tag @InvestDurham on Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin to let us know what your Durham Region farm fresh favourites are.
Business Showcase Event June 20 to 23

The Region of Durham is calling on businesses interested in working with the municipal sector. The Region has teamed up with local-tier municipalities to host a virtual Business Showcase Event, giving businesses the opportunity to showcase their products or services to municipal staff.

Please register by June 9.
Business Count Returns to Durham Region

As part of an annual Regional project to gather employment statistics and build a stronger local economy, businesses in Durham Region should expect a knock on their door this spring/summer.

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Planning and Economic Development Department, is conducting its eleventh Business Count to gather information from local businesses about their operations.

Between May and August, Business Count surveyors will be visiting all business establishments in the Region to collect basic information and data about the type and nature of the company, the number of employees, plans for growth, floor space and location.

The Business Count team will be recognizable by their navy-blue Region of Durham shirts and photo ID cards.
Recent Business News
Durham Region pleased that GO East Extension is moving ahead

Durham Region is pleased that the GO Lakeshore East extension to Bowmanville was included in the provincial budget and is moving ahead. It will bring a much-needed connection to the larger GO Transit network. This expanded rail transit service will help to reduce congestion in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), while connecting people to education and job opportunities.

Ontario Power Generation supporting future of skilled trades with new Durham College training facility

In April, the college’s Whitby campus unveiled the Ontario Power Generation Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology, a 60,000-square-foot facility home to numerous specialized labs and shops. The new centre will increase Durham College’s industrial skilled trades training capacity by 750 students to help meet skilled labour shortages across Ontario and Canada.

Durham Is Our Home campaign celebrates newcomer residents and encourages diversity and inclusion

The Durham is Our Home campaign is an initiative led by the Region of Durham and the Durham Local Immigration Partnership, with support from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. We’re calling on all residents and community members to join us in celebrating and welcoming everyone who calls Durham home as we all have a role to play in creating welcoming and inclusive communities.

Durham Region selected to host 2023 Ontario Parasport Games

The 2023 games will build on the success and legacy of hosting these Games in 2019, and continuing growth of our inclusive, accessible, and adaptive sport opportunities.

The Shortiss Cafe Bar: a little slice of Beaverton history

Life, as they say, is what happens to us when we’re busy making other plans. While there is some uncertainty as to who was the first to come up with this sentiment, there is no doubt that it’s the truth.
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For a full listing of events and webinars, visit InvestDurham/calendar.
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