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Waterloo EDC Blog

Nine big ways Waterloo has changed in the last 10 years

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 20, 2019

Over the last decade, Waterloo has transformed into a hub for innovation, tech excellence and a place where industry giants come to thrive. From the creation of tech incubators to the re-emergence of Waterloo icons, this community has supported the growth and development of a robust tech ecosystem. We have compiled a list of nine developments from the last decade that have helped build...

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

The fastest growing communities in Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 4, 2019

A new report from Statistics Canada lists the fastest growing urban areas in Canada. The most surprising findings? First, the top five fastest growing cities and communities are in Ontario. Second, Canada’s biggest cities – Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver – couldn’t crack the top 10. Which communities made the top five?

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Topics: technology, talent, site selection

News round-up: 10 business and investment stories from March 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 1, 2019

There was a lot of exciting news in Waterloo over the last month, including investment and expansion announcements from numerous tech and robotics companies, an exciting new global product launch from Google Canada’s Waterloo office and more.

Here are 10 great business and investment stories:

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Topics: security, technology, financial services, artificial intelligence, site selection

3 reasons DESCH opened their North American Headquarters in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 21, 2019

DESCH began as a German owner-operated family company more than 100 years ago and is now a global company specializing in advanced mechanical and plant engineering, serving the oil and gas, construction, mining, and marine industries. When looking to expand into North America, DESCH found a home in Waterloo, Canada.

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Topics: manufacturing, talent, site selection

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