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April Wrap-up: Canada is #1!

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 3, 2021

Things are heating up in Waterloo. In April, we saw Canada receive a global #1 ranking, significant new investment in local tech companies and the arrival of a true tech giant. We also found out who would lead Communitech – Canada’s leading tech innovation hub – after 17 years of fantastic stewardship under Iain Klugman.

Here are the top stories from April 2021:

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

March Wrap-up: Talent and Trains

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 1, 2021

Spring has returned and, with it, a number of familiar sights in Waterloo. The snow has started to melt. The birds are singing. Waterloo has collected another accolade for having top engineering and technology talent.

It’s like clockwork.

That’s not the only news from Waterloo last month. We have updates on trains to Toronto, a report on global talent destinations, new research capacity to...

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

How Waterloo Region companies helped during COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 1, 2021

A crisis can bring out the best in humanity.

While the world battled with COVID-19, as everyone focused on keeping themselves and their families safe and healthy, communities are came together like never before.

In Waterloo Region, we pride ourselves on an outsized ability to solve problems. It’s in our DNA.

This focus on solving problems is evident in the actions of our civic leaders, who are...

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Topics: security, technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Europe's top tech hubs

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 3, 2021

Waterloo’s tech credentials are impressive. We have Canada’s highest quality tech workforce, some of the world’s fastest growing tech companies and the top computer science, engineering and mathematics school in the country.

Recently, we compared our tech ecosystem to the top emerging tech hubs across North America and Waterloo won each match-up.

We wanted to see how our community stacked up...

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

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