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News roundup: Eight business and investment stories from December 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 6, 2020

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.  

Here are eight business and...

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

Waterloo's top 10 business news stories from 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 18, 2019

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.

Today, we’re...

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

Conestoga College announces massive new skilled trades campus

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 11, 2019

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.

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Topics: manufacturing, automotive, talent

Japanese automakers are driving the Canadian auto industry

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 9, 2019

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...

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Topics: automotive

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