Waterloo EDC Blog

Canada excels in new Manufacturing Risk Index

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 14, 2021

The new 2021 Manufacturing Risk Index from Cushman & Wakefield is a veritable treasure trove of information for manufacturing leaders interested in minimizing risk and understanding new trends in risk mitigation. One clear finding: Canada is a fantastic location for new manufacturing investment.

The report seeks to assess the costs, risks and conditions impacting manufacturing worldwide, with...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, research

New industrial land available in Canada's manufacturing corridor

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 17, 2021

Prime industrial land in the middle of Canada’s largest robotics and automation cluster is becoming available – and quickly getting claimed.

Intermarket Properties, a real estate management and development company, has announced that the road and servicing work at the IP Park in Cambridge, Ontario, is complete and that some property transactions are already final.


Topics: manufacturing, automotive, talent, site selection

Automate to innovate: Q&A with ATS Automation’s Simon Drexler

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 28, 2021

ATS Automation is one of Waterloo’s most successful companies – that’s saying a lot for a community with a global reputation for tech.

In Canada’s largest robotics and automation cluster – yes, we have 90+ companies that fit the description – ATS is the undoubted giant. The company has more than 5000 employees around the world, serves a global market and had revenues of more than $1.4 billion...


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

Eight reports from 2020 that make the case for expanding to Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 7, 2021

Every year, Waterloo is featured in several reports and rankings that touch on everything from tech talent quality and university rankings to company growth.

Waterloo is a globally renowned tech and manufacturing hub, home to top post-secondary institutions, leading research institutes and some of the world’s most promising startups, all of which helps solidify our place among the world’s top...


Topics: technology, automotive, talent, business, site selection

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