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Waterloo: Canada’s largest robotics and automation cluster

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 5, 2022

With a legacy of manufacturing innovation and reputation as the most dynamic tech ecosystem in Canada, Waterloo has become a global leader in robotics and automation. We are strategically located in the heart of Canada’s biggest manufacturing corridor with access to 187+ million consumers within a one-day drive. Waterloo has the talent pipeline and expertise needed to help robotics and automation...

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Topics: tech, manufacturing, automotive, business, site selection

Q&A: Waterloo EDC’s Maria Suarez on helping manufacturers grow

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 3, 2022

Waterloo has an excellent international reputation for tech. It’s well-earned.

However, it’s manufacturing that originally put us on the map and manufacturing still has the largest workforce in Waterloo. We’re leaders in robotics, automation and automotive – home to Canada’s largest automotive manufacturer, in fact – and even our tech community has joined in with innovative approaches to applying...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, talent, business, site selection, Q&A

Trade Agreements 101: Accessing the world from Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 26, 2022

Trade agreements provide a significant advantage to businesses looking to expand their reach and profits.

Canada is #1 in trade connections to G7 countries. That means we have a stronger trade network than Japan, the United States and the entire European Union. It’s no surprise that businesses located in Canada have a competitive trade advantage in virtually every sector.

In total, Canada...

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Topics: tech, manufacturing, automotive, business, site selection

Q&A: Waterloo EDC’s Erin D’Alessandro on local business expansion

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 20, 2022

Local business expansion is a big part of Waterloo EDC’s mandate. In fact, in 2021, more than half of the investment value we helped bring to the community was from growth in companies that are already operating here. That’s $218 million in new investment.

How do we help local companies expand? What can we do for you? What supports aren’t local companies using?

We asked Erin D’Alessandro,...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, talent, business, site selection, Q&A

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