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March Wrap-Up: Waterloo takes on COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 1, 2020

This year is becoming history in real-time.

In Waterloo Region, March is when everyday life shifted from business-as-usual to a once-in-a-lifetime crisis. There was no lack of headlines, even when you remove the health element of COVID-19. We cancelled events and closed offices, just like everywhere else.

That isn’t what this wrap-up will focus on. Instead, this wrap-up will look at what we’re...

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

Fintech innovator Carta lands in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 12, 2020

For most of Waterloo, the news was a surprise. Carta – a California-based equity management platform – was coming to town and they were launching their local office with a 50-person workforce.

How was this possible?

Just weeks before, Kik Interactive – a well-known Waterloo-based tech company – announced that it was pivoting to focus on cryptocurrency rather than its messaging application, which...

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

How do I find an expansion location for my company?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 5, 2020

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

Always be prepared! Every expansion is a unique case, but there are best practices you should follow before making a decision. Unsurprisingly, all of the best practices include substantial research because the more information you have the...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, business, site selection

News roundup: Google expands, autotech headlines and more

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 3, 2020

February marked exciting times for Waterloo with Google’s big Canadian expansion announcement, the University of Waterloo making waves in autotech innovation and much more.

Here’s a rundown of what happened in Waterloo this February:

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

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