Durham farms and agri-businesses encouraged to take part in the 2019 Business Count project
DURHAM: The Regional Municipality of Durham, Planning and Economic Development Department, is conducting its eighth Business Count to gather statistics from local businesses about their operations. Farms and agri-businesses are encouraged to take part by completing the Business Count online at durham.ca/businesscount, which will be open until August 30th. “Agriculture plays a significant role in Durham’s economy, and by taking part in the Business Count, farms and agri- businesses can communicate with us directly and help us learn more about Durham’s agricultural industry and overall business community,” says Nancy Rutherford, Manager of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. The Business Count is a Regional project that aims to collect employment statistics and promote economic development initiatives. The project gathers data about local businesses, including the type and nature of the business, number of employees, plans for growth, building and floor space and location. Data collected through the Business Count will be used for municipal planning and analysis purposes and to update regional and municipal business directories. They encourage businesses to use the online directory at investdurham.ca to “look local first” when seeking out new suppliers. For more information, please visit durham.ca/businesscount.