Waterloo EDC Blog

Eight reports from 2021 that put Waterloo on the podium

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 11, 2022

It may have been a tough test at times, but Waterloo passed 2021 with flying colours.

This past year, we came together to fuel innovation, growth and success in our community. Waterloo’s ecosystem made strides in all sectors, while our global recognition continued to accelerate despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before gearing up for another year, it’s time to step up to the podium and accept the...


Topics: technology, talent, quality of life

Light rail transit connects Waterloo’s innovation ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 14, 2021

We like to talk about the innovation hubs, exciting startups, thriving scale-ups, successful multinational companies and world-class academic institutions that are crucial to Waterloo’s success.

But what links these key pieces of Waterloo’s vaunted innovation ecosystem?

Answer: the ION light rail.

We are the smallest community in North America to launch a light rail transit project, and since its...


Topics: technology, R&D, quality of life

Waterloo shines in fDi’s Americas Cities of the Future report

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 21, 2021

Small city. Big future.

Waterloo earned its stripes as a city of the future with the release of the biennial fDi 2021-22 Americas Cities of the Future report. 421 locations across the Americas were classified as major, large, mid-size and small cities and then ranked in five categories: economic potential, human capital and lifestyle, business friendliness and connectivity.

Here are the...


Topics: quality of life, industry news

Risk: Health and Happiness

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 5, 2021

This article is part of our "Understand the Risk" series, which looks at business risk with comparative data. Articles in this series cover natural hazards, infrastructure, economic competitiveness, stability and freedom, talent and workforce and health.

Over our “Understand the Risk” series, we’ve looked into risk areas that should be considered when planning an office relocation or choosing a...


Topics: quality of life, health innovation

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