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FAQs about Canada’s COVID-19 support programs and re-opening plans

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 1, 2020

Businesses have asked and governments have responded.

Over the last month, our federal, provincial and municipal governments have released a vast list of wage subsidies, low-interest loans and more meant to help Canadian businesses weather the COVID-19 storm. You can find a full list – that we update on a daily basis – here.

Each program has different eligibility requirements, application...

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Topics: security, technology, startup, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

How Waterloo Region companies are helping during COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 22, 2020

A crisis can bring out the best in humanity.

While the world battles with COVID-19, as everyone focuses on keeping themselves and their families safe and healthy, communities are coming together like never before.

In Waterloo Region, we pride ourselves on an outsized ability to solve problems. It’s in our DNA.

This focus on solving problems is evident in the actions of our civic leaders, who...

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Topics: security, technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

Waterloo Region leaders form business and economic support team

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 27, 2020

Waterloo Region’s civic leaders, along with Waterloo EDC and other local partners, have created the Business and Economic Support Team of Waterloo Region (BESTWR) to help businesses of all types and sizes address COVID-19-related challenges.

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Topics: security, technology, startup, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

Four Waterloo companies on list of potential tech “unicorns”

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 12, 2020

The annual Narwhal List of top companies based on global growth prospects identified four Waterloo companies as potential unicorns.

The term “narwhal” (a Canadian version of “unicorn”) is used to describe a private company valued at more than $1 billion that has the potential to go public. The Narwhal List identifies companies with the highest potential of unicorn success using a metric they...

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Topics: security, technology, artificial intelligence

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