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Location Quotient 101: How site selectors identify clusters

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 17, 2021

Tons of variables come into play when selecting a location for your business.

Does a location have the talent needed to fuel your company’s growth? Does it have the support system or infrastructure needed to make expansion a success? Does the real estate availability meet your needs? These are all important questions that we answered in our Guide to Foreign Business Expansion.

We talked about...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Munich

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 10, 2021

Waterloo is a special place for tech.

Our ecosystem’s tech credentials – especially in talent, business costs and research productivity – place us among North America’s most dynamic hubs and we can prove it. According to CBRE, we’re the top emerging tech talent market in North America and home to Canada’s highest-quality tech talent. According to Deloitte, the fastest-growing tech companies in...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, artificial intelligence, site selection

Waterloo is among the fastest growing communities in Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 4, 2021

Two weeks ago, Statistics Canada released its annual report on Canada’s population growth. For the third straight year, Waterloo Region was one of the two fastest growing communities in Canada. Last year, we topped the list.

Canada’s top five fastest growing communities in 2020 include:

  1. Oshawa, Ontario
  2. Waterloo Region, Ontario (listed as Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo)
  3. Halifax, Nova Scotia
  4. ...
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Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

January Wrap-Up: IP and autos

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 1, 2021

The first month of the new year brought major investments in Ontario’s manufacturing sector, training for Waterloo companies looking to lock up their intellectual property and a new series on the unique strengths of mid-size communities.

Here are the top stories from January 2021:

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Topics: technology, talent, business, artificial intelligence, R&D, trade

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