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Waterloo EDC Blog

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

Q&A: Cognitive Systems is going to automate your world with WiFi

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 2, 2021

Is there more to WiFi than just Internet access?

Taj Manku thinks so. He’s the Co-Founder and CEO of Cognitive Systems, a company committed to finding new uses for WiFi – a technology that is nearly as ubiquitous as electricity.

The resulting technology – WiFi Motion – expands on WiFi’s untapped potential to include motion sensing functions. Manku believes the future of the home is a responsive...

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Topics: quantum, technology, talent, business, Q&A

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