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What does the tax code look like in potential new locations?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 6, 2020

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

Like government dynamics, tax codes differ in every potential location depending on a variety of factors including the number of layers of government, constitutional responsibilities and national/regional initiatives. The tax rate also...

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Topics: immigration, strategic location, cost advantages

Three key findings: Waterloo vs. Europe’s tech hubs

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 15, 2020

We’ve compared Waterloo’s dynamic tech ecosystem and the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor to our American counterparts in the past. Whether it’s talent, costs or ecosystems, we’re exceptionally competitive.

What we haven’t done – until now – is compare Waterloo to our friends in Europe.

The reason is simple: it isn’t always easy to find equivalent data. However, we recently obtained new data comparing...

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Topics: technology, talent, cost advantages

What kinds of cost advantages can my company benefit from?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 23, 2020

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

The draw of cost advantages is one of the most common reasons we encounter from businesses looking to expand. After all, finding ways to cut costs can make a business more profitable – or even make a business viable.

But, it’s one thing to...

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Topics: talent, R&D, cost advantages

12 foreign expansion questions every business leader should ask

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 30, 2020

It isn’t every day that you take your business international.

While many business owners or founders have hard-earned experience with the core elements of building a successful business – hiring, finance, marketing, etc. – it’s hard to gain experience with expanding a business into a new country until you have to actually do it.

Where do you start? What questions should you ask? How should you...

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Topics: immigration, strategic location, cost advantages

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