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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

Conestoga Meat Packers are serving a global market from Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 21, 2019

A mainstay in Waterloo Region for almost 40 years, pork producer Conestoga Meat Packers has certainly come a long way since its humble beginnings.

Established in 1982, the once small, family-owned business became fully farmer-owned in 2001. Soon after, Conestoga Meats increased production by 100 per cent.

By 2014, the company had become the second-largest pork processor in Ontario.

Today,...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, business

News round-up: Five great Waterloo business and investment stories from July 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 1, 2019

The warm and sunny days are upon us in Waterloo and even with all this heat there are still some exciting announcements this month, including a major manufacturing expansion and additional kudos to Waterloo’s tech talent!

Here are five great business and investment stories:

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, business

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