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Waterloo EDC Blog

How to build a collaborative tech ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 28, 2019

Waterloo is one of the most dynamic economic regions in North America. An epicentre of activity where Google, Deloitte, D2L, North and other top tech companies mingle with a vibrant start-up ecosystem. Today, Waterloo is home to the second highest density of startup companies and one of the fastest growing tech talent markets in North America. Planned real estate development in the core of...

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Topics: technology, startup, talent

Here's what makes the Waterloo autotech ecosystem unique (with video)

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 26, 2019

Our new cluster map captures 80+ autotech businesses, including global OEMs, suppliers and a collection of very exciting startups. What is driving the growth of this unique ecosystem?

Watch our new video to find out.

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive

3 reasons DESCH opened their North American Headquarters in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 21, 2019

DESCH began as a German owner-operated family company more than 100 years ago and is now a global company specializing in advanced mechanical and plant engineering, serving the oil and gas, construction, mining, and marine industries. When looking to expand into North America, DESCH found a home in Waterloo, Canada.

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Topics: manufacturing, talent, site selection

Here's how Waterloo fills your tech company's talent gaps

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 19, 2019

Waterloo benefits from having three of Canada’s most highly-regarded post-secondary institutions – the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College. For tech companies looking to grow, these schools are an incredible resource with a multitude of tech-specific programs.

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Topics: technology, talent

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