he Region of Durham’s Economic Development and Tourism‘s 30-year vision: Durhams distinct cultural identityand its vibrant and diverse downtownswill be magnets for talent and investment, and the regions innovation community will be known for solving global challenges. Ready Set Future is the new Economic Development and Tourism (Invest Durham) strategic plan developed collaboratively with partners from the academic, business, arts and public sectors, local area municipalities and innovation community.

With the guidance of a steering committee, economic data and global drivers of change were analyzed and aspirations were developed to frame a long-term vision for the future with a talented workforce, vibrant downtowns, a reputation for business innovation, and a distinct creative identity. A Five-Year Action Plan, found in the second half of the strategy, is the road map for the next five years. These actions will guide Durham Region confidently down the path to begin realizing these 30-year aspirations.

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