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Mapped: North America’s top food and beverages clusters

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 6, 2021

This article is part of a series that looks at the highest-density clusters in North America. This series includes entries on technology, advanced manufacturing, business services, life sciences, creative industries and finance and insurance.

There are several important factors when choosing a location for business expansion. From the availability of high-skilled talent to the overall cost of...

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Topics: manufacturing, business, site selection

April Wrap-up: Canada is #1!

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 3, 2021

Things are heating up in Waterloo. In April, we saw Canada receive a global #1 ranking, significant new investment in local tech companies and the arrival of a true tech giant. We also found out who would lead Communitech – Canada’s leading tech innovation hub – after 17 years of fantastic stewardship under Iain Klugman.

Here are the top stories from April 2021:

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

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...

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

Mapped: North America’s top creative industries clusters

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 22, 2021

This article is part of a series that looks at the highest-density clusters in North America. This series will include entries on technology, advanced manufacturing, business services, life sciences, finance and insurance, and food and beverage.

When we wrote our edition of “Mapped” that focused on business services, we said that great businesses always need great business support. At the...

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Topics: technology, business, site selection

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