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How Waterloo Region companies are helping during COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 22, 2020

A crisis can bring out the best in humanity.

While the world battles with COVID-19, as everyone focuses on keeping themselves and their families safe and healthy, communities are coming together like never before.

In Waterloo Region, we pride ourselves on an outsized ability to solve problems. It’s in our DNA.

This focus on solving problems is evident in the actions of our civic leaders, who...

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Topics: security, technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

FAQs about Canada’s COVID-19 support programs and re-opening plans

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 21, 2020

Businesses have asked and governments have responded.

Over the last month, our federal, provincial and municipal governments have released a vast list of wage subsidies, low-interest loans and more meant to help Canadian businesses weather the COVID-19 storm. You can find a full list – that we update on a daily basis – here.

Each program has different eligibility requirements, application...

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Topics: security, technology, startup, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

April Wrap-Up: The tide is starting to turn

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 4, 2020

If March was a scramble to react to an unprecedented crisis, then April was when we started to take the fight to COVID-19.

This month saw the largest peacetime mobilization of industrial capacity in Canada’s history, including a few huge pivots that make Waterloo a focal point in the manufacture of medical supplies. We also saw governments – federal and provincial – launch unprecedented...

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

Auto manufacturers lead in Canada’s historic industrial mobilization

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 30, 2020

We’re all doing our best to help. That’s what we need right now.

For most of us, that means staying inside, respecting the call for physical distancing and, for those with the resources, giving what we can to charities and hospitals.

For many companies, this means offering their products for free or creating new products/services that will help individuals, businesses and communities cope...

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Topics: manufacturing, automotive, talent, Q&A

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