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Q&A: Waterloo EDC’s Catharine Gerhard on helping tech companies grow

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 8, 2022

Expanding into a new country isn’t easy. In fact, without help, it’s pretty hard.

That’s why Waterloo EDC exists – to simplify the process. We connect companies looking to expand with people who have a track record of making these expansions smooth and successful.

Catharine Gerhard is a Market Development Manager at Waterloo EDC. She has years of experience helping foreign companies set up shop...

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

Q&A: Waterloo EDC’s Maria Suarez on helping manufacturers grow

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 3, 2022

Waterloo has an excellent international reputation for tech. It’s well-earned.

However, it’s manufacturing that originally put us on the map and manufacturing still has the largest workforce in Waterloo. We’re leaders in robotics, automation and automotive – home to Canada’s largest automotive manufacturer, in fact – and even our tech community has joined in with innovative approaches to applying...

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

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

How six companies are inventing the future in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 26, 2022

The start of a new year always dazzles with possibility. It is a time to set new goals, explore new opportunities and seek out new experiences. Or perhaps, time to seek out new locations.

There is no better place to locate, relocate or expand than Waterloo in 2022. World-class talent, top post-secondary schools, thriving clusters in tech, manufacturing and more, countless innovation...

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

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