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Waterloo shines in fDi’s Americas Cities of the Future report

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 21, 2021

Small city. Big future.

Waterloo earned its stripes as a city of the future with the release of the biennial fDi 2021-22 Americas Cities of the Future report. 421 locations across the Americas were classified as major, large, mid-size and small cities and then ranked in five categories: economic potential, human capital and lifestyle, business friendliness and connectivity.

Here are the...


Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection

Waterloo’s Accelerator Centre heading in exciting new directions

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 16, 2021

It’s Canada’s #1 private business accelerator and one of the top-five accelerator organizations in the world. It has helped some of Canada’s most exciting companies – Axonify, Clearpath Robotics and ApplyBoard, among others – get their start. It has programming that helps companies through the entire growth process from ideation to global expansion.

The Accelerator Centre is an absolute gem...


Topics: technology, talent, business, Growth

Canada excels in new Manufacturing Risk Index

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 14, 2021

The new 2021 Manufacturing Risk Index from Cushman & Wakefield is a veritable treasure trove of information for manufacturing leaders interested in minimizing risk and understanding new trends in risk mitigation. One clear finding: Canada is a fantastic location for new manufacturing investment.

The report seeks to assess the costs, risks and conditions impacting manufacturing worldwide, with...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, research

UWaterloo startups generate 2nd highest investor ROI in North America

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 9, 2021

If you’re searching for higher return on investment, look no further than Waterloo.

With impressive velocity, University of Waterloo startups sped to a 2nd place ROI ranking in North America, according to a new report from AngelList Ventures. The report ranks academic institutions by the markup rate of their alumni’s ventures.


Topics: technology, startup, talent, education

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