Waterloo EDC Blog

Waterloo: Driving autotech innovation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 31, 2022

Waterloo is home to a vibrant automotive technology cluster. Canada’s largest automotive manufacturer – Toyota – is located here, alongside world-class research centres for automotive and mobility innovation. Fueled by Canada’s most dynamic tech ecosystem, Waterloo is driving a smarter, safer and more connected automotive future.

Here is Waterloo’s autotech ecosystem in a nutshell:


Topics: automotive, talent, autotech

Project Arrow: the all-Canadian EV driving a net-zero future

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 10, 2021

All-Canadian. Zero-emissions. Autonomous. Meet Project Arrow. 

Electric vehicles are on the rise around the world and with the rapid growth of EV manufacturing comes the opportunity for automotive innovation.

In a recent virtual event hosted by the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, Tony LaMantia, President & CEO of Waterloo EDC, and Flavio Volpe, President of the Automotive Parts...


Topics: automotive, cleantech, autotech

GM makes $1 billion bet on electric vehicle manufacturing in Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 22, 2021

Canada’s automotive corridor keeps charging into a sustainable future.

General Motors has announced plans to invest $1 billion to manufacture its new EV600 electric van at the CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll, which is about a 30-minute drive from Waterloo. The facility currently produces Chevrolet Equinox compact sport utility vehicles.


Topics: automotive, autotech

August Wrap-Up: No summer slowdown in 2020

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 1, 2020

The dog days of summer usually mean a slow-down for business investment as time off to enjoy the sunny weather take precedence over big announcements. That wasn’t true this August.

This month, Waterloo celebrated plans to significantly grow a local tech company that was in receivership just two years ago, welcomed new tech and manufacturing companies to the community and launched an international...


Topics: technology, industry news, autotech

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