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Waterloo ranks #1 for tech talent quality in new CBRE report

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 18, 2020

A new report ranks Waterloo fourth overall for tech talent and first in Canada for tech talent quality. The annual CBRE “Canada Scoring Tech Talent” report grades Canadian communities in eight categories, including talent availability, quality of labour and cost competitiveness.

Waterloo also ranked second in tech employment growth and real estate cost.

This tracks with CBRE’s earlier report...

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Topics: technology, talent

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. America's top emerging tech hubs

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 17, 2020

Waterloo is at the top of a lot of rankings in Canada. For example, we’re home to Canada’s #1-ranked computer science, engineering and mathematics school, three fastest-growing tech companies and highest quality tech workforce. In the Canadian context, we shine.

This got us wondering – how do our Canadian tech credentials hold up against America’s top emerging tech markets?

To answer this, we...

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

12 incredible months in Canada’s most dynamic tech ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 12, 2020

One of the great events in physics history is Albert Einstein’s “miracle year” – when he published four papers that revolutionized our fundamental understanding of the world around us. This work laid the foundation for a century of new discoveries and technological innovation.

In the future, despite the challenges of COVID-19, the people of Waterloo may remember the last 12 months as a sort of...

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Topics: technology, talent

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Berlin

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 10, 2020

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. We recently published data-driven comparisons between Waterloo’s tech ecosystem and up-and-coming US tech markets like Austin, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, Columbus, Detroit and Phoenix....

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

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