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Report: Canada is the world’s #1 country

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 14, 2021

The headline says it all. When you consider just about every factor – quality of life, business environment, cultural influence, social purpose – Canada is the best country in the world.

It’s quite the claim, but it isn’t without merit.

The newest feather in Canada’s cap comes courtesy of US News & World Report, which releases an annual “Best Countries” report. The report ranks 78 countries...

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Topics: ecosystem, quality of life

Report: Canada is the world’s #1 destination for global talent

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 17, 2021

Canada is now the top destination for global talent according to one of the world’s most prestigious management consulting firms. A new report from Boston Consulting Group has placed Canada above the United States as the first-choice location for foreign workers in 2020.

The report is based on more than 200,000 survey responses from 197 countries.

While Canada’s new place at the top of the...

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Topics: technology, talent, quality of life

In the room: a 360-degree look at Waterloo’s outside spaces

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 25, 2021

Yes, we’ve read the headline.

Our “In the room” series has taken a look at some of Waterloo’s top R&D spaces and tech organizations. What’s left? Well, we have a beautiful collection of 360-degree videos highlighting some of the outside spaces that are so important in defining the Waterloo community.

So, let’s use them!

Without further ado, here’s an immersive 360-degree look at five outdoor...

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Topics: technology, quality of life

Talent magnet tech offices are the way of the future

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 14, 2020

COVID-19 has changed a lot, but it isn’t likely to change where corporations locate their HQs.

At least, that’s what famed business expert Richard Florida had to say in a new article for the Harvard Business Review. The crux of his argument: the short-term effects of COVID are unlikely to undo the long-term trend of America’s largest companies keeping their corporate HQs in America’s largest...

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Topics: technology, talent, quality of life

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