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Risk: Infrastructure and Connectivity

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 11, 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.

There’s a reason everyone knows the mantra “location, location, location.”

In this edition of our “Understand the Risk” series, we’re...

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

Waterloo-based unicorn Faire hits $7 billion valuation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 10, 2021

Faire, the Waterloo-based retail innovator, has announced a new valuation of $7 billion following a $260 million Series F funding round.

As the company itself noted, this sort of sentence is might seem like déjà vu. That’s because Faire previously announced a $170 million Series E that took their valuation to $2.5 billion just 8 months ago and a $150 million Series D that helped them achieve...

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

May Wrap-up: Can Canada own the podium in tech?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 1, 2021

This month was big for research and tech. With major investments from BlackBerry into research-based innovation, as well as discoveries in antenna technology and life sciences, things are moving quickly. We’re here to fill you in on the latest.

Here are the top business and investment stories of May 2021:

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

Risk: Natural Hazards and Your Business

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 27, 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.

There are no hurricane evacuation route signs to be seen anywhere in Waterloo, but we do get the occasional snow day now and then. This entry...

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

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