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5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Pittsburgh

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 11, 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 Austin, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; 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 like Silicon...

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

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 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 like...

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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 into...

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Topics: technology, business, artificial intelligence, site selection

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