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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...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection, R&D

North America’s top-ranked small tech talent markets

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 23, 2021

Every year, CBRE puts out its Scoring Tech Talent report and it’s nothing short of overwhelming. Nearly 150 pages of data, the report covers everything from tech workforce size and growth rate to talent density, costs and more. While there is an overall ranking, it combines two categories – large and small tech talent markets – making it hard to parse if you’re primarily concerned about...

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Topics: technology, talent, site selection

Toronto-Waterloo rises in Startup Genome report

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 22, 2021

A new report from Startup Genome called the Global Startup Ecosystem Report has recognized Toronto-Waterloo as the top tech ecosystem in Canada and in the global top-15. For the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor, this year’s report marks a return to form – achieving 14th overall and 7th in North America – after dipping to 17th in 2020.

The Startup Genome report is the world’s most comprehensive and...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection

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...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection

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