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July Wrap-Up: Waterloo tops the charts

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 4, 2020

There is a lot to be proud of in the month of July. Businesses are re-opening and reporting positive momentum. Local public health authorities have declared that the first wave of COVID-19 in Waterloo is over after just one case was reported in the last five days of the month.

This month saw Waterloo top the charts as North America's best “opportunity market,” local tech companies receiving...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, talent, business, artificial intelligence, R&D

Five facts you’ll find in the Waterloo Economic Guide

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 29, 2020

Waterloo has a lot going for it.

We’re home to Canada’s three fastest-growing tech companies. We have a deep and dynamic tech ecosystem and the largest robotics and automation cluster in Canada. We have a diverse economy that includes major Toyota, Google and Shopify operations, hundreds of tech startups and thousands of suppliers and manufacturers. We’re also world-renowned for our talent,...

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

Five interesting facts about fintech in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 27, 2020

For decades, Waterloo has had a reputation as a finance, cybersecurity and technology hub. It’s no wonder we’ve developed a reputation for helping companies innovate in the fintech space.

Whether it’s Canada’s big banks, global tech companies like Google or startups looking to grab a slice of brand new digital markets, our community is fertile ground for finding the innovation environment,...

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Topics: security, technology, talent, financial services, business

What kinds of cost advantages can my company benefit from?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 23, 2020

This is the sixth part in our "Guide to Foreign Business Expansion" series tackling the 12 questions every business needs to ask. Download the full guide now.

The draw of cost advantages is one of the most common reasons we encounter from businesses looking to expand. After all, finding ways to cut costs can make a business more profitable – or even make a business viable.

But, it’s one thing...

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Topics: business, site selection, Q&A

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