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Auto manufacturers lead in Canada’s historic industrial mobilization

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 30, 2020

We’re all doing our best to help. That’s what we need right now.

For most of us, that means staying inside, respecting the call for physical distancing and, for those with the resources, giving what we can to charities and hospitals.

For many companies, this means offering their products for free or creating new products/services that will help individuals, businesses and communities cope...

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Topics: manufacturing, automotive, talent, Q&A

Waterloo Region doing its BEST to fight economic hit from COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 23, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 is disrupting businesses and communities around the world.

To combat this disruption, leaders from Waterloo Region have joined forces to form the Business and Economic Support Team of Waterloo Region, also known as BESTWR. This team, which includes representatives from local Chambers of Commerce, Communitech, Business Improvement Areas (BIA), Tourism and top officials...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, Q&A

Bonfire helps procurement pros combat crisis

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 2, 2020

Bonfire really is the Waterloo Region story all wrapped up in one company.

The company’s founders studied at two of our post-secondary institutions, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. They had a brilliant idea aimed squarely at solving a big-picture problem. They went to Silicon Valley for Y Combinator, but came home back for the talent, ecosystem and culture.

What...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, Q&A

California-based Carta Lands in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 12, 2020

For most of Waterloo, the news was a surprise. Carta – a California-based equity management platform – was coming to town and they were launching their local office with a 50-person workforce.

How was this possible?

Just weeks before, Kik Interactive – a well-known Waterloo-based tech company – announced that it was pivoting to focus on cryptocurrency rather than its messaging application,...

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

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