Waterloo EDC Blog

What are the different types of business expansion?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 20, 2020

This is the second part in our "Guide to Foreign Business Expansion" series tackling the 12 questions every business needs to ask. Download the full guide now.

No two expansions are the same. It’s true. There’s an obvious reason: no two companies are the same. Companies have different products, different challenges and strengths, as well as different motivations for expanding to a new...


Topics: business, site selection, Q&A

5 charts that prove the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor is a global tech superpower

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 19, 2020

Waterloo is an extraordinary place for business, technology and discovery. Our world-class institutions, tech credentials, entrepreneurial spirit, bold leaders and diverse workforce all combine to position us as an advantageous destination to land, expand and grow your business. We’ve told our story before.

One of Waterloo’s stand-out value propositions – one that often gets lost in our...


Topics: technology, talent, R&D

Building a tech cluster alongside Canada’s top technology university

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 13, 2020

Waterloo is known for its deep-rooted culture of collaboration between technology entrepreneurs, community builders and researchers.

In many ways the David Johnston Research + Technology Park (R+T Park) at the University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) is an embodiment of that collaborative culture and an example of its power in fostering innovation.

The 120-acre (49-hectare) park situated...


Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection, Q&A, R&D

Four Waterloo companies on list of potential tech “unicorns”

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 12, 2020

The annual Narwhal List of top companies based on global growth prospects identified four Waterloo companies as potential unicorns.

The term “narwhal” (a Canadian version of “unicorn”) is used to describe a private company valued at more than $1 billion that has the potential to go public. The Narwhal List identifies companies with the highest potential of unicorn success using a metric they...


Topics: security, technology, artificial intelligence

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