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Waterloo's top 10 business news stories from 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 18, 2019

To wish 2019 a fond farewell, Waterloo EDC decided to recap some of Waterloo’s biggest business and investment stories in 2019. The problem: there was just too much good news. Instead, we’ve prepared a series of round-ups to highlight Waterloo at its best, including a look at business expansions/investments, reports focused on talent/growth and our own favourite original pieces.

Today, we’re...


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

Conestoga College announces massive new skilled trades campus

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 11, 2019

A new showcase facility for skilled trades education is set to open in Waterloo Region. In late November, Conestoga College announced the $33.5 million purchase of a 250,000 square foot facility, with plans to consolidate all trades programming under one roof.


Topics: manufacturing, automotive, talent

DarwinAI is bringing artificial intelligence to new industries

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 10, 2019

Alexander Wong, co-founder of DarwinAI, wants to “democratize” artificial intelligence, so that many more companies and businesses can take advantage of it.

The company is a spinoff from research at the University of Waterloo, where Wong is an Associate Professor in Systems Design Engineering and a Canada Research Chair working in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). He and his...


Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

Japanese automakers are driving the Canadian auto industry

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 9, 2019

A new report says Japanese-brand automotive manufacturers produced nearly half of all cars and light-duty trucks made in Canada in 2018. The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) of Canada produces an annual industry review that reports on total manufacturing numbers, production share, import/export and more.

Leading the way is Waterloo-based Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada...


Topics: automotive

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