Waterloo EDC Blog

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Salt Lake City

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 30, 2020

This is part of a Waterloo EDC series called “5 Charts: Waterloo Versus” that compares our community with some of American’s top tech hubs, including Austin, Texas; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Columbus, Ohio; Phoenix, Arizona and Detroit, Michigan. You can find a full summary here.

We often compare Waterloo’s exceptional tech credentials to other major cities in Canada like Toronto and Montreal,...


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

New report ranks Canada’s fastest-growing companies

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 28, 2020

The Globe and Mail released its second annual ranking of Canada’s top growing companies last week via its Report on Business Magazine. The 400 businesses are the fastest-growing in Canada – based on three-year revenue growth – and touch on a multitude of sectors, from tech and manufacturing to fashion and finance.

“The stories of Canada’s Top Growing Companies are worth telling at any time,...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, business, site selection

What kind of government dynamics should I expect?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 24, 2020

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

Each location you consider for an expansion may have substantially different government dynamics. Why does this matter? The ways that governments divide responsibilities affects the process you need to follow to get a business license,...


Topics: talent, business, site selection, Q&A

Waterloo highlighted in Site Selection Magazine’s Canadian rankings

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 22, 2020

Once again, Site Selection Magazine’s ranking of the best Canadian locations lists Ontario as the top province for FDI and highlights Waterloo as the number one up-and-coming market.

Why did Ontario top the list of provinces?

Home to the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor, Ontario has a skilled workforce and “climate of innovation” that contribute to a rapidly advancing technology sector.



Topics: technology, manufacturing, business, site selection

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