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Waterloo is among the fastest growing communities in Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 4, 2021

Two weeks ago, Statistics Canada released its annual report on Canada’s population growth. For the third straight year, Waterloo Region was one of the two fastest growing communities in Canada. Last year, we topped the list.

Canada’s top five fastest growing communities in 2020 include:

  1. Oshawa, Ontario
  2. Waterloo Region, Ontario (listed as Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo)
  3. Halifax, Nova Scotia
  4. ...
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Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

What makes a mid-sized tech hub boom?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 28, 2021

The Future Economy, a publication that casts a focused eye on the forces and industries shaping Canada’s economic future, published a new feature series last week about Waterloo.

The series itself, which you can read on their website, hinges on the idea that mid-sized communities like Waterloo provide a unique opportunity for companies looking to grow. What’s so special about mid-sized...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

In the room: a 360-degree look at Waterloo’s tech ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 26, 2021

Waterloo’s international reputation is built on tech talent and tech companies, for good reason. This is one of North America’s most exciting emerging tech hubs.

What’s at the foundation of Waterloo’s tech ecosystem? Canada’s top technology university – the University of Waterloo – to start. But, talent alone doesn’t get the job done. To support this talent, the local community has built an...

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Topics: quantum, technology, manufacturing, business, site selection

GM makes $1 billion bet on electric vehicle manufacturing in Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 22, 2021

Canada’s automotive corridor keeps charging into a sustainable future.

General Motors has announced plans to invest $1 billion to manufacture its new EV600 electric van at the CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll, which is about a 30-minute drive from Waterloo. The facility currently produces Chevrolet Equinox compact sport utility vehicles.

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

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