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Building a tech cluster alongside Canada’s top technology university

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 13, 2020

This is the first part of a two-part series on the David Johnston Research + Technology Park. Click here to read part two

Waterloo is known for its deep-rooted culture of collaboration between technology entrepreneurs, community builders and researchers.

In many ways the David Johnston Research + Technology Park (R+T Park) at the University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) is an embodiment of that...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection, Q&A, R&D

Google announces big expansion of its Canadian operations

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 6, 2020

Google has announced plans for significant new expansions in Waterloo, Toronto and Montréal.

At an event in Toronto, the company announced it is constructing new offices in each city, with the aim of accommodating up to 5,000 employees by 2022. Google currently employs 1,500 engineers, sales leaders and AI researchers in Canada, which means it will more than triple in size over the next two...

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Topics: technology, business, artificial intelligence, site selection

Why should I expand my company to a new location?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 5, 2020

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

Expanding requires significant planning, paperwork and, since you’ll be funding an entirely new operation, justification and risk. The process of finding a new location, identifying office space, building a team and maintaining...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, business, site selection

News roundup: Waterloo kicks off new decade with big headlines

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 4, 2020

Waterloo kicked off the new year and a new decade right with big business and investment news - from medical incubators opening their doors to major new funding for a local Internet-of-Things company. If January is any indication, 2020 is going to be a big year for Waterloo.

Here are six Waterloo business and investment stories from January:

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

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