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

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 17, 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

How Waterloo Region companies are helping during COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 16, 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

OTTO Motors secures US$29 million in new funding

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 9, 2020

Manufacturing is evolving during this pandemic and OTTO Motors is leading the charge.

OTTO Motors, the developers of autonomous mobile robots (AMR) designed for industry use, have announced US$29 million in Series C funding.

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

30 day timeline: How governments in Canada reacted to COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 3, 2020

For many, COVID-19 has felt like an eternity. We haven’t seen our friends and family or our colleagues. We haven’t been able to go to the office or a park. Every day feels a bit like every other day.

For government, COVID-19 was a sprint. Aside from public health issues, the pandemic brought mass unemployment, shuttered storefronts and uncertainty for businesses and workers alike. Reacting to...

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Topics: manufacturing, financial services, business, site selection

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