Waterloo EDC Blog

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Pittsburgh

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 11, 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; Phoenix, Arizona; Columbus, Ohio; Salt Lake City, Utah 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

How do I identify a strong pipeline of relevant talent?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 5, 2020

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

Identifying a reliable source of entry-level, highly trained talent is important for every expansion. First, early-career professionals should be a central part of your hiring strategy – not only are the often more affordable to hire...


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

July Wrap-Up: Waterloo tops the charts

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 4, 2020

There is a lot to be proud of in the month of July. Businesses are re-opening and reporting positive momentum. Local public health authorities have declared that the first wave of COVID-19 in Waterloo is over after just one case was reported in the last five days of the month.

This month saw Waterloo top the charts as North America's best “opportunity market,” local tech companies receiving...


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

Five facts you’ll find in the Waterloo Economic Guide

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 29, 2020

Waterloo has a lot going for it.

We’re home to Canada’s three fastest-growing tech companies. We have a deep and dynamic tech ecosystem and the largest robotics and automation cluster in Canada. We have a diverse economy that includes major Toyota, Google and Shopify operations, hundreds of tech startups and thousands of suppliers and manufacturers. We’re also world-renowned for our talent,...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, talent, business, site selection

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