Waterloo EDC Blog

Location Quotient 101: How site selectors identify clusters

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 17, 2021

Tons of variables come into play when selecting a location for your business.

Does a location have the talent needed to fuel your company’s growth? Does it have the support system or infrastructure needed to make expansion a success? Does the real estate availability meet your needs? These are all important questions that we answered in our Guide to Foreign Business Expansion.

We talked about...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Munich

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 10, 2021

Waterloo is a special place for tech.

Our ecosystem’s tech credentials – especially in talent, business costs and research productivity – place us among North America’s most dynamic hubs and we can prove it. According to CBRE, we’re the top emerging tech talent market in North America and home to Canada’s highest-quality tech talent. According to Deloitte, the fastest-growing tech companies in...


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

Waterloo is among the fastest growing communities in Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 4, 2021

Two weeks ago, Statistics Canada released its annual report on Canada’s population growth. For the third straight year, Waterloo Region was one of the two fastest growing communities in Canada. Last year, we topped the list.

Canada’s top five fastest growing communities in 2020 include:

  1. Oshawa, Ontario
  2. Waterloo Region, Ontario (listed as Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo)
  3. Halifax, Nova Scotia
  4. ...

Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

What makes a mid-sized tech hub boom?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 28, 2021

The Future Economy, a publication that casts a focused eye on the forces and industries shaping Canada’s economic future, published a new feature series last week about Waterloo.

The series itself, which you can read on their website, hinges on the idea that mid-sized communities like Waterloo provide a unique opportunity for companies looking to grow. What’s so special about mid-sized...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

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