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The making of a PPE manufacturing powerhouse

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 21, 2020

It was clear from the start that COVID-19 was going to drive significant change. That’s what happens when the global economy is shut down.

One of the predicted changes was that supply chains would “reshore” to reduce risk in an increasingly uncertain global environment. The return of medical and personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturing was widely expected to lead the way. It has.

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Topics: manufacturing, talent, site selection, R&D

August Wrap-Up: No summer slowdown in 2020

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 1, 2020

The dog days of summer usually mean a slow-down for business investment as time off to enjoy the sunny weather take precedence over big announcements. That wasn’t true this August.

This month, Waterloo celebrated plans to significantly grow a local tech company that was in receivership just two years ago, welcomed new tech and manufacturing companies to the community and launched an...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, talent, business, artificial intelligence, R&D

July Wrap-Up: Waterloo tops the charts

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 4, 2020

There is a lot to be proud of in the month of July. Businesses are re-opening and reporting positive momentum. Local public health authorities have declared that the first wave of COVID-19 in Waterloo is over after just one case was reported in the last five days of the month.

This month saw Waterloo top the charts as North America's best “opportunity market,” local tech companies receiving...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, talent, business, artificial intelligence, R&D

June Wrap-Up: Big tech news accompanies COVID recovery

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 2, 2020

As businesses get the green-light to begin a phased approach to re-opening, it feels like the tide has shifted in this pandemic.

In June we’ve seen lots of movement in the artificial intelligence sector, funding for female entrepreneurs, the potential for a huge influx of tech talent and an increased focus on digitizing businesses. Canada aims to come out of the pandemic stronger than ever.

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, talent, business, artificial intelligence, R&D

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