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Nine big ways Waterloo has changed in the last 10 years

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 29, 2022

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 the...

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

What is SR&ED?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 24, 2022

It pays to do research in Canada.

The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) is a tax incentive program offered by the Canadian government that encourages companies to conduct scientific and technological research. With SR&ED, your company can reap the rewards of research or developing new products in Canada.

Tax incentive programs like SR&ED can often be complicated, confusing...

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Topics: tech, talent, business, site selection, Growth

Waterloo is building a cleaner future

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 23, 2022

While COVID-19 has taken much of humanity’s attention over the last two years, climate change remains the greatest challenge we face as a species.

Like a pandemic, climate change could dramatically alter life. Unlike a pandemic, the negative impact of climate change is not easy to see and the solution to the problem isn’t as simple as caution and vaccination.

The solution is global in nature – it...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

Waterloo is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 17, 2022

The newest Canadian census numbers are in and they confirm something that the cranes, moving trucks and economic growth seem to suggest: Waterloo is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada.

In previous years, we’ve reported annual estimates for population growth, which confirmed that on a yearly basis we were experiencing one of Canada’s biggest population booms. The newest data covers a...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

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