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Risk: Economic Competitiveness

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 23, 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.

Everyone wants to be part of a winner.

Joining a community that is known for economic competitiveness is good for your bottom line and...

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

Risk: Infrastructure and Connectivity

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 11, 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.

There’s a reason everyone knows the mantra “location, location, location.”

In this edition of our “Understand the Risk” series, we’re...

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

MasterClass opening new engineering HQ in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 8, 2021

MasterClass, a high-profile American streaming platform, has announced plans to launch a new engineering headquarters in Waterloo. This will be their first expansion outside of the US.

With a new $225M Series F raise in the books, MasterClass is advancing strategic initiatives including increased content production, international expansion and the launch of a new Enterprise business. This...

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

Mapped: North America’s top clusters

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 2, 2021

In the first half of 2021, Waterloo EDC put a focus on using data to identify cluster strength. The presence of a cluster is shorthand for all sorts of business advantages: access to talent, access to partners/customers, access to research capacity, etc.

There’s a reason you find lots of tech workers in Silicon Valley, lots of movie sets in Georgia, lots of oil production/processing in Texas...

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Topics: manufacturing, business, site selection

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