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What are location advantages and how can they help my company?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 9, 2020

This is the fifth part in our "Guide to Foreign Business Expansion" series tackling the 12 questions every business needs to ask. Download the full guide now.

Expansion to a new location is unlikely to make sense unless the new location provides tangible advantages over your current location, or provides concrete solutions to challenges facing your current location. There are a wide variety...

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Topics: business, site selection, Q&A

How should I evaluate an ecosystem?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 24, 2020

This is the fourth part in our "Guide to Foreign Business Expansion" series tackling the 12 questions every business needs to ask. Download the full guide now.

Every community is different, which means that every community presents different options and opportunities for growing your business. Like purchasing a house in the right neighbourhood, expanding your business in the right community...

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Topics: business, site selection, Q&A

30 day timeline: How governments in Canada reacted to COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 3, 2020

For many, COVID-19 has felt like an eternity. We haven’t seen our friends and family or our colleagues. We haven’t been able to go to the office or a park. Every day feels a bit like every other day.

For government, COVID-19 was a sprint. Aside from public health issues, the pandemic brought mass unemployment, shuttered storefronts and uncertainty for businesses and workers alike. Reacting to...

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Topics: manufacturing, financial services, business, site selection

California-based Carta Lands in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 12, 2020

For most of Waterloo, the news was a surprise. Carta – a California-based equity management platform – was coming to town and they were launching their local office with a 50-person workforce.

How was this possible?

Just weeks before, Kik Interactive – a well-known Waterloo-based tech company – announced that it was pivoting to focus on cryptocurrency rather than its messaging application,...

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

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