Waterloo EDC Blog

Waterloo: Ready for Summer

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 10, 2022

One thing Waterloo EDC could write more about is our local lifestyle.

We’re often distracted by more traditional economic development fare – our top-rated tech talent workforce, incredible local post-secondary institutions, etc. That’s to our detriment, though, because Waterloo is an incredible place to live, work and play.

As we’re in the middle of August, we decided to ask some local business...


Topics: talent, ecosystem, quality of life

Waterloo’s health innovation ecosystem creates global impact

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 9, 2022

A global pandemic has gripped the business world for the last two years, and no industry remains unscathed. Unprecedented challenges and seismic changes have forced business leaders in every sector to pivot, adapt and evolve.

Arguably, no sector more so than the health sector.

For the past two years, the health sector has navigated change, challenge and uncertainty, fueling the immediate need for...


Topics: technology, quality of life, health innovation

What every business leader should know about location strategy

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 24, 2022

When it comes to business expansion, being in the right place at the right time is no coincidence. It takes extensive market research, comprehensive analysis and data deep dives to find the best community for your company and employees. This data, combined with your growth plans, is the basis of a location strategy.

Although the global pandemic has given rise to remote work, location strategy...


Topics: talent, quality of life, strategic location

Canada is the fastest growing country in the G7

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 9, 2022

The newest data from Statistics Canada has confirmed that Canada remains the fastest-growing country in the G7. In fact, our population grew at almost twice the rate of other G7 countries.

In the spring of 2021, Canada’s agency for the collection of demographic, economic, social and cultural data completed a new census of the population – the first since 2016. As they roll out the results,...


Topics: ecosystem, quality of life, immigration

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