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Waterloo EDC Blog

What every business leader should know about location strategy

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 24, 2022

When it comes to business expansion, being in the right place at the right time is no coincidence. It takes extensive market research, comprehensive analysis and data deep dives to find the best community for your company and employees. This data, combined with your growth plans, is the basis of a location strategy.

Although the global pandemic has given rise to remote work, location strategy...

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Topics: talent, business, site selection, Growth

How six companies are inventing the future in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 26, 2022

The start of a new year always dazzles with possibility. It is a time to set new goals, explore new opportunities and seek out new experiences. Or perhaps, time to seek out new locations.

There is no better place to locate, relocate or expand than Waterloo in 2022. World-class talent, top post-secondary schools, thriving clusters in tech, manufacturing and more, countless innovation...

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Topics: technology, automotive, talent, business, site selection, Q&A, Growth

Six big Waterloo business stories from 2021

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 19, 2022

Waterloo had a big year in 2021. A record-breaking year.

We smashed existing records for new tech investment – driven by three of the fastest-growing tech companies in Canada – and Waterloo EDC smashed its own records, helping welcome more than $360 million in new investment.

We also welcomed new leadership at multiple major local organizations, which heralded a reshuffling of strategies and...

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Topics: technology, automotive, talent, business, site selection, Growth

Eight reports from 2021 that put Waterloo on the podium

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 11, 2022

It may have been a tough test at times, but Waterloo passed 2021 with flying colours.

This past year, we came together to fuel innovation, growth and success in our community. Waterloo’s ecosystem made strides in all sectors, while our global recognition continued to accelerate despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before gearing up for another year, it’s time to step up to the podium and accept the...

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Topics: technology, automotive, talent, business, site selection, Growth

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