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Manufacturing excellence drives new Toyota investment in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 30, 2019

Less than one year after announcing a $1.4 billion investment in its Ontario operations, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) has announced production of a new vehicle at its award-winning Cambridge plant in Waterloo Region.

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Topics: manufacturing, automotive

Attending Collision? Four reasons you should visit Waterloo, too

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 29, 2019

From May 21-23, the tech world will converge in Toronto for the Collision Conference. With more than 25,000 attendees representing business decision-makers from global tech behemoths and emerging tech companies alike, it is North America’s fastest-growing tech conference.

Collision is also taking place right next to one of North America’s hottest tech hubs: Waterloo.

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

Quantum businesses in Waterloo get a $41 million boost

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 25, 2019

Last week, the Canadian federal government announced funding for four Waterloo-based quantum technology businesses and organizations totaling $41 million. Delivered through the Strategic Innovation Fund, this money further strengthens Canada’s position in the world of quantum computing and machine learning and further affirms Waterloo’s nickname “Quantum Valley.”

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Topics: quantum, security, technology, talent, artificial intelligence

Four questions companies using the H-1B visa program need to ask

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 17, 2019

It’s no secret that tech companies are having a harder time than ever attracting highly skilled talent. Global talent shortages have made recruitment a high-stakes competition that could mean the difference between success and failure, especially for scaling companies.

In the United States, the H-1B visa program provides the best path for tech companies looking to recruit the world’s best...

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Topics: technology, talent

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