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Waterloo: Ready for Summer

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 10, 2022

One thing Waterloo EDC could write more about is our local lifestyle.

We’re often distracted by more traditional economic development fare – our top-rated tech talent workforce, incredible local post-secondary institutions, etc. That’s to our detriment, though, because Waterloo is an incredible place to live, work and play.

As we’re in the middle of August, we decided to ask some local business...


Topics: talent, site selection

July Wrap-Up: Why Waterloo?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 2, 2022

This month’s top news stories really highlight why so many companies choose Waterloo for their expansions, with global rankings and manufacturing achievements contributing to major milestones.

Here are the top stories from July 2022:


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

Waterloo: A Pioneer in Cybersecurity Innovation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 25, 2022

Cybersecurity is at the core of Waterloo’s innovation ecosystem. Our robust cybersecurity cluster is built on a foundation laid by BlackBerry – a company founded in Waterloo – and the University of Waterloo, supported by internationally renowned experts and numerous cybersecurity-related R&D hubs.

The University of Waterloo itself has a longstanding reputation for security innovation, including...


Topics: talent, business, site selection, Growth, cybersecurity

CBRE names Waterloo the #1 small tech talent market in North America

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 14, 2022

For the second consecutive year, CBRE has identified Waterloo as the #1 small tech talent market in North America. The report highlights Waterloo’s fast-growing graduate and millennial populations, high degree of tech worker concentration and significant cost advantages.

The annual CBRE “Scoring Tech Talent” report is a comprehensive analysis of labour market conditions, cost and quality for...


Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

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