Waterloo EDC Blog

Canada excels in new Manufacturing Risk Index

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 14, 2021

The new 2021 Manufacturing Risk Index from Cushman & Wakefield is a veritable treasure trove of information for manufacturing leaders interested in minimizing risk and understanding new trends in risk mitigation. One clear finding: Canada is a fantastic location for new manufacturing investment.

The report seeks to assess the costs, risks and conditions impacting manufacturing worldwide, with...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, research

UWaterloo startups generate 2nd highest investor ROI in North America

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 9, 2021

If you’re searching for higher return on investment, look no further than Waterloo.

With impressive velocity, University of Waterloo startups sped to a 2nd place ROI ranking in North America, according to a new report from AngelList Ventures. The report ranks academic institutions by the markup rate of their alumni’s ventures.


Topics: technology, startup, talent, education

Waterloo gets spotlight in Site Selection Magazine rankings

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 7, 2021

Each year, Site Selection Magazine releases a ranking of the best Canadian locations for foreign direct investment (FDI). For the third consecutive year, Waterloo is on the “2021 Canada’s Best Locations” list, which is unranked.

Why has Waterloo made the list?


Topics: technology, talent, site selection

Waterloo tech company funding jumps 387%

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 2, 2021

The newest report from Hockeystick and [b] has revealed that Waterloo-based tech companies raised an astounding $749.7 million in Q2 2021, representing a 387% jump from the same period in 2020. The results were achieved via just seven new investment deals, highlighting the big-raise potential of Waterloo’s fastest growing tech companies.


Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

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