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Mapped: North America’s Top Finance and Insurance Clusters

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 20, 2021

This article is part of a series that looks at the highest-density clusters in North America. This series will include entries on technology, advanced manufacturing, business services, life sciences, creative industries and food and beverage.

For many companies, business expansion is a strategic move to fuel innovation, reach new customers and establish international credibility. The difficult...

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Topics: financial services, business, site selection

Five interesting facts about fintech in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 27, 2020

For decades, Waterloo has had a reputation as a finance, cybersecurity and technology hub. It’s no wonder we’ve developed a reputation for helping companies innovate in the fintech space.

Whether it’s Canada’s big banks, global tech companies like Google or startups looking to grab a slice of brand new digital markets, our community is fertile ground for finding the innovation environment,...

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Topics: security, technology, talent, financial services, business

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

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