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July Wrap-Up: Waterloo tops the charts

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 4, 2020

There is a lot to be proud of in the month of July. Businesses are re-opening and reporting positive momentum. Local public health authorities have declared that the first wave of COVID-19 in Waterloo is over after just one case was reported in the last five days of the month.

This month saw Waterloo top the charts as North America's best “opportunity market,” local tech companies receiving...

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

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Austin

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 21, 2020

This is the first edition in a new Waterloo EDC series called “5 Charts: Waterloo Versus” that compares our community with some of America’s top tech hubs. Future posts will look at Pittsburgh, Columbus, Salt Lake City and more.

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

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

Waterloo tops CBRE list of North American emerging tech talent markets

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 16, 2020

A new report from CBRE identifies Waterloo as North America’s fastest-growing “opportunity market.” The report, 2020 Scoring Tech Talent, says that Waterloo has witnessed an incredible 51 percent growth in tech jobs over the past five years, which puts the total tech workforce at 22,400 people.

Opportunity markets – also known as emerging markets – offer tech companies a unique chance to tap...

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Topics: technology, business, artificial intelligence, site selection

June Wrap-Up: Big tech news accompanies COVID recovery

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 2, 2020

As businesses get the green-light to begin a phased approach to re-opening, it feels like the tide has shifted in this pandemic.

In June we’ve seen lots of movement in the artificial intelligence sector, funding for female entrepreneurs, the potential for a huge influx of tech talent and an increased focus on digitizing businesses. Canada aims to come out of the pandemic stronger than ever.

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

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