Waterloo EDC Blog

What are location advantages and how can they help my company?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 3, 2023

Editor’s note: This article was first published in July 2020. It has been updated to include more recent information and links.

There are two primary reasons to consider expanding to a new location: 1) the new location provides tangible advantages over your current location, and 2) it offers concrete solutions to ongoing challenges you’re facing.

There are a wide variety of location advantages...


Topics: talent, strategic location, cost advantages

January Wrap-up: Kicking off the new year with big wins

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 1, 2023

January gives us the chance to start fresh, set out new goals and ease into a busy year ahead. For Waterloo, there was no time to rest. We hit the ground running with a massive quantum announcement, some major local tech news and a couple of impressive wins for the University of Waterloo. What a way to kick off 2023. 

Here are the top stories from January. 


Topics: news wrap-up

Waterloo is Canada’s 3rd Fastest-Growing Community, Statistics Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 25, 2023

Statistics Canada has released its annual estimates for population growth and we’re happy to share that Waterloo – which includes the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge – has been ranked in the top three.

Last time we reported on population growth estimates, Waterloo was creeping up the charts at #6 with 9.9 per cent population growth from 2016 to 2021. And in previous single-year...


Topics: technology, talent, ecosystem

5 Charts: University of Waterloo vs. America's Best Automation Schools

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 19, 2023

World-class research facilities, renowned faculty members and a long history of industry partnerships and collaborations are just a few of the reasons why the University of Waterloo has solidified its reputation as a leader in the robotics and automation industry.

In fact, it’s home to the biggest and most active community of researchers in the field of robotics and automation in Canada.



Topics: talent, 5 charts, university of waterloo

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