• Opening a Business




Uxbridge Township is a great place to operate a business.  If you are opening a business for the first time, expanding or relocating a business to Uxbridge, we are here to help. 

Contact our Economic Development Team and browse through this page to find information on the Uxbridge Business Ambassador Program, business support, organization contacts, statistics and reports.  For Development Services information, please see the Planning, Building or Committee of Adjustment Pages.

Uxbridge Business Ambassador Program

Business owners interested in relocating to, or expanding in, Uxbridge are encouraged to connect with an Uxbridge Business Ambassador to gain a business-to-business perspective on operating in the area.

Uxbridge Business Ambassadors are business owners and members of the Township of Uxbridge Economic Development Committee.  The Business Ambassadors promote Uxbridge as place to do business, welcome new companies, and provide local information about doing business.  To connect with a Business Ambassador, contact Jo Ann Merrick at 905-852-9181 ext. 202 or jmerrick@uxbridge.ca

Uxbridge Business Ambassador Contact Information Chart

Local Business Organization Contact Information

Organization Website Phone/Email
Uxbridge Chamber of Commerce www.uxcc.ca info@uxcc.ca
Uxbridge Business Improvement Area www.uxbridgebia.ca (905) 852-9181 ext. 406
Uxbridge Networking Group www.uxbridgenetworkinggroup.com (905) 852-6686
Business Advisory Centre www.bacd.ca (905) 668-4949
Durham Region Economic Development www.investdurham.ca 1-800-706-9857

Help to Start a Business

Business Advisory Centre Durham
The BACD helps launch and accelerate small business.  They provide one on one consultation; educational seminars and workshops to help small business acquire the skills and knowledge to effectively manage and grow their businesses.

Spark Innovation Centre
Spark Centre provides free advisory services to early stage or growing innovation and technology companies.  Executive coaching, functional advisory, co-location, incubation and day to day operational support are just a few of the services available.

Business Service Centre
Or call 1-800-567-2345 to speak to an information officer about starting or growing your business.

BizPaL Online Business Permits and Licences
Easy to use, generates a customized list of potential permits and licences that you may require to operate your business.

Business Resource Guide
A comprehensive guide for doing business in Durham Region including business planning, different ways to structure a business, how to register a business, local resources and regulatory information.

Statistics and Reports

A Business Guide to Urban Uxbridge
An overview about locating a business in the Uxbridge urban area.

Uxbridge Industrial Site Selector Information Package
An in-depth guide for locating non-commercial business in the Township of Uxbridge including costs, industrial areas, and economic analysis.

Township of Uxbridge 2011 Census Information

Uxbridge Urban Area 2011 Census Information

Vibrant North Durham:  An Economic Development Plan 2013-2018
 and Uxbridge Action Plan
Vibrant North Durham is a five year plan to implement economic development thinking, processes and projects in North Durham adopted in June 2013.  See also:  Appendix 1: Consultation and Appendix 2: Economic Analysis

Business Retention and Expansion Report - 2007
Survey of local businesses identifying strengths, challenges and opportunities for strengthening business in Uxbridge Township.