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Q&A: Tech giant EPAM joins the Waterloo tech ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 20, 2021

Waterloo Region is no stranger to major multinational companies. We have homegrown examples like BlackBerry, OpenText and ATS Automation. We have foreign companies with major local operations like Google, SAP and Oracle NetSuite.Now, we’re adding EPAM Systems to the fold.EPAM is a true giant. They have 41,000+ employees, operate in 35+ countries and had $2.7 billion in revenue in 2020. They...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, Q&A

Report: Canada is the world’s #1 country

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 14, 2021

The headline says it all. When you consider just about every factor – quality of life, business environment, cultural influence, social purpose – Canada is the best country in the world.

It’s quite the claim, but it isn’t without merit.

The newest feather in Canada’s cap comes courtesy of US News & World Report, which releases an annual “Best Countries” report. The report ranks 78 countries...

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Topics: technology, site selection

Mapped: North America’s top life sciences clusters

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 8, 2021

This article is part of a series that looks at the highest-density clusters in North America. This series will include entries on technology, advanced manufacturing, business services, finance and insurance, food and beverage and creative industries.

Even before COVID-19, the life sciences industry was big business. Pharmaceuticals, in particular, are massive wealth generators. Following a...

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Topics: technology, business, site selection

Nine big ways Waterloo has changed in the last 10 years

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 6, 2021

In case you missed it, over the last decade Waterloo has transformed into a hub for innovation, tech excellence and a place where industry giants – and future giants – come to thrive. From the creation of tech incubators to the re-emergence of Waterloo icons, this community has supported the growth and development of a robust tech ecosystem. We have compiled a list of nine developments from...

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Topics: quantum, technology, talent, business, site selection, R&D

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