Waterloo EDC Blog

Waterloo gets spotlight in Site Selection Magazine rankings

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 7, 2021

Each year, Site Selection Magazine releases a ranking of the best Canadian locations for foreign direct investment (FDI). For the third consecutive year, Waterloo is on the “2021 Canada’s Best Locations” list, which is unranked.

Why has Waterloo made the list?


Topics: technology, talent, site selection

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Philadelphia

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 30, 2021

This is part of a Waterloo EDC series called “5 Charts: Waterloo Versus” that compares our community with some of American’s top tech hubs, including Austin, TexasPhoenix, ArizonaColumbus, OhioSalt Lake City, UtahDetroit, Michigan and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

We often compare Waterloo’s exceptional tech credentials to other major cities in Canada like Toronto and Montreal, and major...


Topics: technology, talent, business, artificial intelligence, site selection

New industrial land available in Canada's manufacturing corridor

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 17, 2021

Prime industrial land in the middle of Canada’s largest robotics and automation cluster is becoming available – and quickly getting claimed.

Intermarket Properties, a real estate management and development company, has announced that the road and servicing work at the IP Park in Cambridge, Ontario, is complete and that some property transactions are already final.


Topics: manufacturing, automotive, talent, site selection

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

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