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30 day timeline: How governments in Canada reacted to COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 3, 2020

For many, COVID-19 has felt like an eternity. We haven’t seen our friends and family or our colleagues. We haven’t been able to go to the office or a park. Every day feels a bit like every other day.

For government, COVID-19 was a sprint. Aside from public health issues, the pandemic brought mass unemployment, shuttered storefronts and uncertainty for businesses and workers alike. Reacting to...

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Topics: manufacturing, financial services, business, site selection

TD Bank's Waterloo innovation hub an 'incubator of ideas'

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 23, 2019

With a goal to transform itself into a “bank of the future,” TD has successfully integrated innovative thinking across its entire operation.

Waterloo became a vital part of that transformation in 2014, when TD Lab first opened its doors.

Back then, the concept of a “corporate innovation lab” was quite new. In just a few short years, corporate innovation has become increasingly critical for...

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Topics: technology, talent, financial services, business

Waterloo prominent on Canadian Business Growth 500 and Startup 50

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 19, 2019

Last week, one of Canada’s leading business publications released their annual lists of fastest-growing Canadian companies – more than two dozen companies located in Waterloo made an appearance.

Canadian Business releases two lists each year – Growth 500 and Startup 50. The former ranks companies by 5-year revenue growth percentage and the latter ranks companies by 2-year revenue growth...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, financial services, artificial intelligence, site selection

How Thomson Reuters drives fintech innovation in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 6, 2019

When people hear the name Thomson Reuters, many automatically think of Reuters News.

But there is so much more to this global company than its consumer-facing brand.

One of its more recent ventures is Thomson Reuters Labs: an innovation lab of data scientists who “explore the art of the possible” using big data.

To date, there are seven Thomson Reuters Labs locations distributed throughout...

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Topics: technology, financial services, business

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