Waterloo EDC Blog

June Wrap-up: Tech heats up

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 2, 2021

With the warm weather kicking in, Waterloo tech news got even hotter this month. Big names like MasterClass and Verily have announced expansions into the region while local tech scale-ups Faire, ApplyBoard, SkyWatch and Tulip raised a combined $683M. There’s a lot to cover, but we’re here to fill you in.

Here are the top stories from June 2021:


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

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Philadelphia

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 30, 2021

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, TexasPhoenix, ArizonaColumbus, OhioSalt Lake City, UtahDetroit, Michigan and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

We often compare Waterloo’s exceptional tech credentials to other major cities in Canada like Toronto and Montreal, and major...


Topics: technology, talent, business, artificial intelligence, site selection

Risk: Economic Competitiveness

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 23, 2021

This article is part of our "Understand the Risk" series, which looks at business risk with comparative data. Articles in this series cover natural hazards, infrastructure, economic competitiveness, stability and freedom, talent and workforce and health.

Everyone wants to be part of a winner.

Joining a community that is known for economic competitiveness is good for your bottom line and...


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

New industrial land available in Canada's manufacturing corridor

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 17, 2021

Prime industrial land in the middle of Canada’s largest robotics and automation cluster is becoming available – and quickly getting claimed.

Intermarket Properties, a real estate management and development company, has announced that the road and servicing work at the IP Park in Cambridge, Ontario, is complete and that some property transactions are already final.


Topics: manufacturing, automotive, talent, site selection

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