Durham Region has several economic sectors that make up the region's economy. These sectors are responsible for much of the region's job growth. There are new and emerging sectors in the region as well. As such, the region is well-positioned for economic growth, prosperity and opportunity.

Durham's key economic sectors are:

  • Agri-business
  • Energy, environment and engineering
  • Health sciences
  • Innovative technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Tourism

Some of the region's emerging sectors include:

  • Information technology
  • Bioscience
  • Fuel-efficient vehicles and components
  • Alternative fuels
  • Smart metering and grid technologies

Learn more about economic development in Durham Region.

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