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Startup Genome report highlights Toronto-Waterloo growth

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 14, 2022

Startup Genome’s annual Global Startup Ecosystem Report has recognized Toronto-Waterloo as the top tech ecosystem in Canada, #8 in North America and #17 globally.

The Startup Genome report is the world’s most comprehensive and widely-read research on startups, with nearly 300 innovation ecosystems and more than three million companies included in the analysis. The report ranks ecosystems using...

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Topics: technology, talent, ecosystem

Trade Agreements 101: Accessing the world from Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 26, 2022

Trade agreements provide a significant advantage to businesses looking to expand their reach and profits.

Canada is #1 in trade connections to G7 countries. That means we have a stronger trade network than Japan, the United States and the entire European Union. It’s no surprise that businesses located in Canada have a competitive trade advantage in virtually every sector.

In total, Canada...

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Topics: ecosystem, cost advantages

Waterloo is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 17, 2022

The newest Canadian census numbers are in and they confirm something that the cranes, moving trucks and economic growth seem to suggest: Waterloo is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada.

In previous years, we’ve reported annual estimates for population growth, which confirmed that on a yearly basis we were experiencing one of Canada’s biggest population booms. The newest data covers a...

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Topics: technology, talent, ecosystem

What is the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 17, 2022

 

Waterloo is a special place for tech. It has unique tech credentials that places it among North America’s most dynamic tech hubs. It’s home to some of Canada’s fastest-growing tech businesses, a globally renowned top tech university and multinationals like Google and SAP, as well as exciting scale-ups like Faire, ApplyBoard and Arctic Wolf.

Yes, we are proud of our hometown.

That said, the ace...

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Topics: technology, talent, ecosystem

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