Waterloo EDC Blog

Q&A: Waterloo EDC’s Erin D’Alessandro on local business expansion

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 20, 2022

Local business expansion is a big part of Waterloo EDC’s mandate. In fact, in 2021, more than half of the investment value we helped bring to the community was from growth in companies that are already operating here. That’s $218 million in new investment.

How do we help local companies expand? What can we do for you? What supports aren’t local companies using?

We asked Erin D’Alessandro,...


Topics: Q&A, immigration, strategic location

Canada is the fastest growing country in the G7

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 9, 2022

The newest data from Statistics Canada has confirmed that Canada remains the fastest-growing country in the G7. In fact, our population grew at almost twice the rate of other G7 countries.

In the spring of 2021, Canada’s agency for the collection of demographic, economic, social and cultural data completed a new census of the population – the first since 2016. As they roll out the results,...


Topics: ecosystem, quality of life, immigration

Come to Canada: International Expansion Services

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 2, 2022

International business expansion is what we do.

Since 2016, Waterloo EDC has helped companies invest more than $1 billion in our community, including helping foreign-owned businesses with local facilities expand and helping new entrants to the community make a soft landing. There’s a lot to love about expanding your company into Canada and, even though expansion comes with its share of hurdles,...


Topics: technology, immigration, strategic location

Risk: Stability and Freedom

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 8, 2021

This article is part of our "Understand the Risk" series, which looks at business risk with comparative data. Articles in this series cover natural hazards, infrastructure, economic competitiveness, stability and freedom, talent and workforce and health.

Canada is a country where stability is a key part of our brand promise.

Sometimes that stability can come across as boring, but when choosing a...


Topics: immigration, strategic location

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