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News round-up: Six great Waterloo business and investment stories from August 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 3, 2019

As the dog days of summer end the Waterloo community is gearing up for a very busy autumn. Despite often being the quietest month of the year, August still had its fair share of exciting news, including glowing reports about Waterloo’s tech credentials and Canada’s immigration policies, and the launch of a new nanotechnology innovation centre. 

Here are six great business and investment...

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Topics: technology, talent, site selection

Conestoga Meat Packers are serving a global market from Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 21, 2019

A mainstay in Waterloo Region for almost 40 years, pork producer Conestoga Meat Packers has certainly come a long way since its humble beginnings.

Established in 1982, the once small, family-owned business became fully farmer-owned in 2001. Soon after, Conestoga Meats increased production by 100 per cent.

By 2014, the company had become the second-largest pork processor in Ontario.

Today,...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, business

How to find the right workspace for your company’s growth plan

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 15, 2019

There are a lot of risks and costs associated with moving your company. When it comes to expanding or relocating, you need a solution that is right for your company’s unique needs.

Setting up a distributed team has never been easier - it is a low-risk option for companies of all sizes looking to access a communities key business assets. Whether you want access to talent, cost advantages, or...

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Topics: business, site selection

New OECD report lauds Canada’s immigration policies

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 14, 2019

A new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) touts Canada’s economic immigration system as one of the most successful in the world and a benchmark for other countries.

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Topics: talent

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