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Mapped: North America’s top food and beverages clusters

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 6, 2021

This article is part of a series that looks at the highest-density clusters in North America. This series includes entries on technology, advanced manufacturing, business services, life sciences, creative industries and finance and insurance.

There are several important factors when choosing a location for business expansion. From the availability of high-skilled talent to the overall cost of...

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Topics: manufacturing, business, site selection

April Wrap-up: Canada is #1!

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 3, 2021

Things are heating up in Waterloo. In April, we saw Canada receive a global #1 ranking, significant new investment in local tech companies and the arrival of a true tech giant. We also found out who would lead Communitech – Canada’s leading tech innovation hub – after 17 years of fantastic stewardship under Iain Klugman.

Here are the top stories from April 2021:

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Topics: tech, technology, manufacturing, talent, business, artificial intelligence, R&D

Report: Waterloo tech funding up 107% in 2020

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 29, 2021

Each quarter, Hockeystick – a company that uses AI to match startups with funders – releases a report on deals and funding in the Waterloo tech ecosystem. In Q4, we got a bit more than usual: a full 2020 year in review.

Here are the 2020 highlights from the report:

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Topics: technology, site selection

Automate to innovate: Q&A with ATS Automation’s Simon Drexler

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 28, 2021

ATS Automation is one of Waterloo’s most successful companies – that’s saying a lot for a community with a global reputation for tech.

In Canada’s largest robotics and automation cluster – yes, we have 90+ companies that fit the description – ATS is the undoubted giant. The company has more than 5000 employees around the world, serves a global market and had revenues of more than $1.4 billion...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, talent, business, site selection, Q&A

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