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What kind of government dynamics should I expect?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 24, 2020

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

Each location you consider for an expansion may have substantially different government dynamics. Why does this matter? The ways that governments divide responsibilities affects the process you need to follow to get a business license,...

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Topics: talent, business, site selection, Q&A

Waterloo highlighted in Site Selection Magazine’s Canadian rankings

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 22, 2020

Once again, Site Selection Magazine’s ranking of the best Canadian locations lists Ontario as the top province for FDI and highlights Waterloo as the number one up-and-coming market.

Why did Ontario top the list of provinces?

Home to the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor, Ontario has a skilled workforce and “climate of innovation” that contribute to a rapidly advancing technology sector.

Ontario’s...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, business, site selection

What kind of office/industrial space does my company need?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 3, 2020

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

A major step to consider when developing an expansion strategy is assessing the size and type of work/office/industrial space needed. Remember, not every expansion requires the creation of a full-scale office or manufacturing facility....

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Topics: talent, business, site selection, Q&A

August Wrap-Up: No summer slowdown in 2020

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 1, 2020

The dog days of summer usually mean a slow-down for business investment as time off to enjoy the sunny weather take precedence over big announcements. That wasn’t true this August.

This month, Waterloo celebrated plans to significantly grow a local tech company that was in receivership just two years ago, welcomed new tech and manufacturing companies to the community and launched an...

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

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