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Four ways Waterloo provides unrivaled access to a global market

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 11, 2020

This is an era of unprecedented uncertainty for businesses that depend on global market access to sell their products. The world’s two biggest economies the United States of America and China are in the midst of a trade war. The world’s fifth largest economy the United Kingdom – is weeks away exiting the European Union without a trade deal, which will have significant consequences for...

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Topics: manufacturing, automotive, site selection

In the room: a 360-degree look at Waterloo’s R&D centres

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 8, 2020

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.

However, it is possible that our community’s greatest comparative global advantage is research. In a measure of pure research output, we compete with far larger tech hubs like Austin, Pittsburgh and Columbus. If you look at research...

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

Five things you should know about Conestoga College

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 4, 2020

We like to think that Waterloo has won the post-secondary trifecta.

The University of Waterloo is Canada’s top technology university. Wilfrid Laurier University is an excellent comprehensive school with renowned business programs.

Last but not least, Conestoga College is a leading polytechnic institute that produces work-ready talent in technology, advanced manufacturing, the skilled trades...

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Topics: quantum, tech, technology, manufacturing, talent, business, artificial intelligence

Canada and the UK strike post-Brexit deal

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 25, 2020

Canada and the United Kingdom have reached an interim trade deal that will extend free trade between the two countries once the UK leaves the European Union. The deal was announced by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday, November 21. Negotiations for a permanent free trade agreement will continue in 2021.

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

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