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Waterloo EDC Blog

Conestoga College announces massive new skilled trades campus

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 11, 2019

A new showcase facility for skilled trades education is set to open in Waterloo Region. In late November, Conestoga College announced the $33.5 million purchase of a 250,000 square foot facility, with plans to consolidate all trades programming under one roof.

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Topics: manufacturing, automotive, talent

Four guides to help you navigate Waterloo's renowned talent pool

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 19, 2019

At Waterloo EDC, we recognize that access to talent is one of the greatest pain points for growing businesses. With three outstanding academic institutions in our community, Waterloo offers a dynamic, future-proof talent pipeline that can help your company address its talent needs.

To help you navigate this pipeline, we’ve created four resources that highlight Waterloo’s talent advantages...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, talent, business, R&D

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

Four maps that illustrate why Waterloo is a top “opportunity market”

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 10, 2019

Communities are often a product of their geographical location. Fisheries tend to be near oceans. Oil towns tend to be near oil fields. Tourist hotspots tend to be near beaches or mountains.

For businesses, geographical location can mean the difference between success and failure. Business leaders need to keep global access, consumer proximity, talent and lifestyle into account when choosing...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

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