In the midst of December’s hectic holiday rush, Waterloo saw a plethora of newsworthy announcements from our business and technology community. To wrap up the decade, the University of Waterloo shared some exciting news, our AI business community continued to affirm its growing strength and Waterloo garnered some exceptional recognition from a federal minister.
To wish 2019 a fond farewell, Waterloo EDC decided to recap some of Waterloo’s biggest business and investment stories in 2019. The problem: there was just too much good news. Instead, we’ve prepared a series of round-ups to highlight Waterloo at its best, including a look at business expansions/investments, reports focused on talent/growth and our own favourite original pieces.
A new showcase facility for skilled trades education is set to open in Waterloo Region. In late November, Conestoga College announced the $33.5 million purchase of a 250,000 square foot facility, with plans to consolidate all trades programming under one roof.
A new report says Japanese-brand automotive manufacturers produced nearly half of all cars and light-duty trucks made in Canada in 2018. The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) of Canada produces an annual industry review that reports on total manufacturing numbers, production share, import/export and more.
Leading the way is Waterloo-based Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada...