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Three key findings: New report on startup funding in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 8, 2020

Hockeystick, a company that connects startups with capital and connections to help them grow, released their quarterly report on Waterloo’s tech ecosystem last week. The report highlights a busy Q2 for Waterloo’s tech scene, with more than $140M invested in local tech companies.

“From a national perspective, the Waterloo Region is a small population base with tremendous deal activity and...

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What does the tax code look like in potential new locations?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 6, 2020

This is the eleventh part in our "Guide to Foreign Business Expansion" series tackling the 12 questions every business needs to ask. Download the full guide now.

Like government dynamics, tax codes differ in every potential location depending on a variety of factors including the number of layers of government, constitutional responsibilities and national/regional initiatives. The tax rate...

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What kind of government dynamics should I expect?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 24, 2020

This is the tenth part in our "Guide to Foreign Business Expansion" series tackling the 12 questions every business needs to ask. Download the full guide now.

Each location you consider for an expansion may have substantially different government dynamics. Why does this matter? The ways that governments divide responsibilities affects the process you need to follow to get a business license,...

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What kind of office/industrial space does my company need?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 3, 2020

This is the ninth part in our "Guide to Foreign Business Expansion" series tackling the 12 questions every business needs to ask. Download the full guide now.

A major step to consider when developing an expansion strategy is assessing the size and type of work/office/industrial space needed. Remember, not every expansion requires the creation of a full-scale office or manufacturing facility....

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