Waterloo EDC Blog

Three key findings: New report on startup funding in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 8, 2020

Hockeystick, a company that connects startups with capital and connections to help them grow, released their quarterly report on Waterloo’s tech ecosystem last week. The report highlights a busy Q2 for Waterloo’s tech scene, with more than $140M invested in local tech companies.

“From a national perspective, the Waterloo Region is a small population base with tremendous deal activity and value,”...


Topics: talent, business, site selection, Q&A

What does the tax code look like in potential new locations?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 6, 2020

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

Like government dynamics, tax codes differ in every potential location depending on a variety of factors including the number of layers of government, constitutional responsibilities and national/regional initiatives. The tax rate also...


Topics: talent, business, site selection, Q&A

September Wrap-Up: Money, rankings and manufacturing

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 1, 2020

As we step into autumn, September successes demonstrate the incredible adaptability of Waterloo’s manufacturing sector and the high growth of some of our tech ecosystem’s shining stars.

Here are the top business and investment stories from September 2020:


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

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Salt Lake City

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 30, 2020

This is part of a Waterloo EDC series called “5 Charts: Waterloo Versus” that compares our community with some of American’s top tech hubs, including Austin, Texas; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Columbus, Ohio; Phoenix, Arizona and Detroit, Michigan. 

We often compare Waterloo’s exceptional tech credentials to other major cities in Canada like Toronto and Montreal, and major US tech hubs like Silicon...


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

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