Waterloo EDC Blog

UWaterloo moves up in QS World University Rankings

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 14, 2021

For the first time, the University of Waterloo has moved into the top-150 in the QS World University Overall Rankings, which grades institutions on reputation, teaching, research and global outreach across all disciplines.

The 2022 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) global university rankings placed UWaterloo at 149th worldwide, an improvement of 17 spots over 2021 and 24 spots over 2020. A top-150...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

MasterClass opening new engineering HQ in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 8, 2021

MasterClass, a high-profile American streaming platform, has announced plans to launch a new engineering headquarters in Waterloo. This will be their first expansion outside of the US.

With a new $225M Series F raise in the books, MasterClass is advancing strategic initiatives including increased content production, international expansion and the launch of a new Enterprise business. This...


Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection, education

Mapped: North America’s top clusters

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 2, 2021

In the first half of 2021, Waterloo EDC put a focus on using data to identify cluster strength. The presence of a cluster is shorthand for all sorts of business advantages: access to talent, access to partners/customers, access to research capacity, etc.

There’s a reason you find lots of tech workers in Silicon Valley, lots of movie sets in Georgia, lots of oil production/processing in Texas...


Topics: manufacturing, business, site selection

Mapped: North America’s Top Finance and Insurance Clusters

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 20, 2021

This article is part of a series that looks at the highest-density clusters in North America. This series will include entries on technology, advanced manufacturing, business services, life sciences, creative industries and food and beverage.

For many companies, business expansion is a strategic move to fuel innovation, reach new customers and establish international credibility. The difficult...


Topics: financial services, business, site selection

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