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Trade Agreements 101: Accessing the world from Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 26, 2022

Trade agreements provide a significant advantage to businesses looking to expand their reach and profits.

Canada is #1 in trade connections to G7 countries. That means we have a stronger trade network than Japan, the United States and the entire European Union. It’s no surprise that businesses located in Canada have a competitive trade advantage in virtually every sector.

In total, Canada...

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Topics: tech, manufacturing, automotive, business, site selection

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,...

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

Comparison: Business Taxes in North America

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 7, 2022

When expanding your business to a new location there are many considerations.

Talent is usually the first consideration, regardless as to whether the company operates in manufacturing or technology. The reality is that the potential for success is zero without great workers. After that, we often hear about ecosystem strength, supply chain and logistics, as well as overall cost.

In that big...

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Topics: tech, manufacturing, automotive, business, site selection

March Wrap-up: Spring brings growth to Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 1, 2022

Spring has sprung in Waterloo – bringing renewal and growth across our community.

In March, we saw substantial new investments in tech and startups, news about our booming population and an impressive increase in air traffic.

Here are the top stories from March 2022:

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

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