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Waterloo prominent on Canadian Business Growth 500 and Startup 50

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 19, 2019

Last week, one of Canada’s leading business publications released their annual lists of fastest-growing Canadian companies – more than two dozen companies located in Waterloo made an appearance.

Canadian Business releases two lists each year – Growth 500 and Startup 50. The former ranks companies by 5-year revenue growth percentage and the latter ranks companies by 2-year revenue growth...

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

New cluster map explores Waterloo's quantum ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 17, 2019

Quantum technologies are the future and Waterloo has the complete theory-to-commercialization ecosystem needed to lead the coming quantum revolution.

Don’t believe us? Here’s what smartphone inventor, technology visionary, quantum evangelist and Waterloo resident Mike Lazaridis has said on the subject:

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Topics: quantum, technology, site selection

Four maps that illustrate why Waterloo is a top “opportunity market”

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 10, 2019

Communities are often a product of their geographical location. Fisheries tend to be near oceans. Oil towns tend to be near oil fields. Tourist hotspots tend to be near beaches or mountains.

For businesses, geographical location can mean the difference between success and failure. Business leaders need to keep global access, consumer proximity, talent and lifestyle into account when choosing...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

News round-up: Six great Waterloo business and investment stories from August 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 3, 2019

As the dog days of summer end the Waterloo community is gearing up for a very busy autumn. Despite often being the quietest month of the year, August still had its fair share of exciting news, including glowing reports about Waterloo’s tech credentials and Canada’s immigration policies, and the launch of a new nanotechnology innovation centre. 

Here are six great business and investment...

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Topics: technology, talent, site selection

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