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About the Durham Region

Durham region is where we work, play and raise our kids; it is our home, our community – a place we know and love.

It is not the sleepy district it was long ago, but a thriving, growing home to over six hundred thousand and a centre for communications, transportation and commerce.

In 2013, both Moody’s Investors Service and Standard and Poor’s reconfirmed Durham regions Triple A credit rating.

Durham is at the high end of Canadian municipalities and has an exemplary reputation in the investment community.

Durham is growing based on a stable financial footing, room to expand and a regional development plan that includes an additional 2.5 million square feet of retail development, new transportation hubs, updated rail and road infrastructure that will accommodate the influx of over 150,00 new residents. Oshawa is serviced by a regional executive Airport and its deep water port will handle any size vessel on the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Durham features low commercial and industrial land costs and lease rates – typically half the cost of the GTA average. Here you will find office, industrial, distribution/ logistics and retail spaces as well as build-to-suit opportunities supported by stable, competitively priced utilities.

Demographics in Durham region are outstanding. A majority of the adult population has a post secondary education; a true hotbed of talent for innovative companies looking to locate in the GTA. Firms that require a talented and highly educated workforce need look no further than thousands of knowledge workers in Durham. It has been recognized internationally as a leader in research and technology development – from prototyping to market.

Area: 2,523.62 km
Population 2011: 608,124
Projected 2026: 894,600
Projected 2031: 960,000

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