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Waterloo EDC Blog

Waterloo is building a cleaner future

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 23, 2022

While COVID-19 has taken much of humanity’s attention over the last two years, climate change remains the greatest challenge we face as a species.

Like a pandemic, climate change could dramatically alter life. Unlike a pandemic, the negative impact of climate change is not easy to see and the solution to the problem isn’t as simple as caution and vaccination.

The solution is global in nature – it...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

Waterloo is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 17, 2022

The newest Canadian census numbers are in and they confirm something that the cranes, moving trucks and economic growth seem to suggest: Waterloo is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada.

In previous years, we’ve reported annual estimates for population growth, which confirmed that on a yearly basis we were experiencing one of Canada’s biggest population booms. The newest data covers a...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

Waterloo: An emerging leader in fintech

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 15, 2022

Home to emerging fintech startups and scale-ups, as well as industry giants like Sunlife, Manulife and TD Bank, Waterloo is on the cutting-edge of business and finance.

Our long-established presence in the business and financial services sector has made us a key player in the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor, while our technology ecosystem fuels opportunities in fintech.

Here is Waterloo’s fintech...

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Topics: tech, talent, business, site selection, Growth

What every business leader should know about location strategy

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 24, 2022

When it comes to business expansion, being in the right place at the right time is no coincidence. It takes extensive market research, comprehensive analysis and data deep dives to find the best community for your company and employees. This data, combined with your growth plans, is the basis of a location strategy.

Although the global pandemic has given rise to remote work, location strategy...

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Topics: talent, business, site selection, Growth

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