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In the room: a 360-degree look at Waterloo’s tech ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 26, 2021

Waterloo’s international reputation is built on tech talent and tech companies, for good reason. This is one of North America’s most exciting emerging tech hubs.

What’s at the foundation of Waterloo’s tech ecosystem? Canada’s top technology university – the University of Waterloo – to start. But, talent alone doesn’t get the job done. To support this talent, the local community has built an...

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Topics: quantum, technology, manufacturing, business, site selection

GM makes $1 billion bet on electric vehicle manufacturing in Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 22, 2021

Canada’s automotive corridor keeps charging into a sustainable future.

General Motors has announced plans to invest $1 billion to manufacture its new EV600 electric van at the CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll, which is about a 30-minute drive from Waterloo. The facility currently produces Chevrolet Equinox compact sport utility vehicles.

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Amsterdam

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 20, 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...

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

Waterloo EDC’s top 9 original stories from 2020

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 13, 2021

As we begin anew in 2021, the Waterloo EDC team is looking back at the year that was in 2020. We’ve already taken a look at some of the biggest business stories from last year and provided an overview of the reports and rankings that highlight Waterloo as one of Canada’s most exciting economies.

Now, we’re looking at our own original stories from 2020, which drew inspiration from local...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection

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