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Waterloo EDC Blog

Q&A: Waterloo EDC’s Maria Suarez on helping manufacturers grow

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 3, 2022

Waterloo has an excellent international reputation for tech. It’s well-earned.

However, it’s manufacturing that originally put us on the map and manufacturing still has the largest workforce in Waterloo. We’re leaders in robotics, automation and automotive – home to Canada’s largest automotive manufacturer, in fact – and even our tech community has joined in with innovative approaches to applying...

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

April Wrap-up: International attention for Waterloo post-secondary

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 2, 2022

As spring keeps rolling along in Waterloo, our post-secondary institutions are getting global attention for their incredible programming and ability to produce work-ready talent.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg in April, though, which includes news about Canada’s impressive tech workforce growth and an exciting new 5G autotech challenge.

Here are the top stories from April 2022:

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

Trade Agreements 101: Accessing the world from Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 26, 2022

Trade agreements provide a significant advantage to businesses looking to expand their reach and profits.

Canada is #1 in trade connections to G7 countries. That means we have a stronger trade network than Japan, the United States and the entire European Union. It’s no surprise that businesses located in Canada have a competitive trade advantage in virtually every sector.

In total, Canada...

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Topics: tech, manufacturing, automotive, business, site selection

5 Charts: University of Waterloo vs. America's Top Tech Schools

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 21, 2022

The University of Waterloo is one of the top computer science schools in the world. It’s Canada’s most innovative university, according to our top business magazine. It ranks #1 in Canada for Engineering and Technology and is home to the world’s largest co-operative education program. Its graduates are recognized worldwide as some of the brightest, boldest and most employable talent.

It’s a great...

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Topics: technology, talent, R&D

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