Waterloo EDC Blog

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Austin

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 21, 2020

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 Phoenix, Arizona; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Columbus, Ohio; Salt Lake City, Utah and Detroit, Michigan. 

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


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...


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.



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

FAQs about Canada’s COVID-19 support programs and re-opening plans

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 17, 2020

Businesses have asked and governments have responded.

Over the last month, our federal, provincial and municipal governments have released a vast list of wage subsidies, low-interest loans and more meant to help Canadian businesses weather the COVID-19 storm. You can find a full list – that we update on a daily basis – here.

Each program has different eligibility requirements, application...


Topics: security, technology, startup, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

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