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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

How do I find an expansion location for my company?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 5, 2020

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

Always be prepared! Every expansion is a unique case, but there are best practices you should follow before making a decision. Unsurprisingly, all of the best practices include substantial research because the more information you have...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, business, site selection

News roundup: Google expands, autotech headlines and more

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 3, 2020

February marked exciting times for Waterloo with Google’s big Canadian expansion announcement, the University of Waterloo making waves in autotech innovation and much more.

Here’s a rundown of what happened in Waterloo this February:

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Topics: technology, automotive, talent, business, site selection

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