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Risk: Talent and Workforce

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 22, 2021

This article is part of our "Understand the Risk" series, which looks at business risk with comparative data. Articles in this series cover natural hazards, infrastructure, economic competitiveness, stability and freedom, talent and workforce and health.

North America is in the middle of a talent shortage. It doesn’t matter whether you work in manufacturing or technology, the inability to...

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

Risk: Stability and Freedom

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 8, 2021

This article is part of our "Understand the Risk" series, which looks at business risk with comparative data. Articles in this series cover natural hazards, infrastructure, economic competitiveness, stability and freedom, talent and workforce and health.

Canada is a country where stability is a key part of our brand promise.

Sometimes that stability can come across as boring, but when...

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

June Wrap-up: Tech heats up

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 2, 2021

With the warm weather kicking in, Waterloo tech news got even hotter this month. Big names like MasterClass and Verily have announced expansions into the region while local tech scale-ups Faire, ApplyBoard, SkyWatch and Tulip raised a combined $683M. There’s a lot to cover, but we’re here to fill you in.

Here are the top stories from June 2021:

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

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Philadelphia

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 30, 2021

This is part of a Waterloo EDC series called “5 Charts: Waterloo Versus” that compares our community with some of American’s top tech hubs, including Austin, TexasPhoenix, ArizonaColumbus, OhioSalt Lake City, UtahDetroit, Michigan and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

We often compare Waterloo’s exceptional tech credentials to other major cities in Canada like Toronto and Montreal, and major...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, artificial intelligence, site selection

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