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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, quality of life, strategic location

International expansion in the age of remote work

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 9, 2022

In a new editorial for HR.com, Waterloo EDC President & CEO Tony LaMantia argued that – while much has changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic – the principles of recruitment and business expansion have not.

The impetus for the article is that there’s an idea floating around that in a remote-first world there isn’t a reason to expand a tech company footprint into new communities and...

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Topics: technology, talent, strategic location

Come to Canada: International Expansion Services

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 2, 2022

International business expansion is what we do.

Since 2016, Waterloo EDC has helped companies invest more than $1 billion in our community, including helping foreign-owned businesses with local facilities expand and helping new entrants to the community make a soft landing. There’s a lot to love about expanding your company into Canada and, even though expansion comes with its share of hurdles,...

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Topics: technology, immigration, strategic location

North America’s top-ranked small tech talent markets

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 23, 2021

Every year, CBRE puts out its Scoring Tech Talent report and it’s nothing short of overwhelming. Nearly 150 pages of data, the report covers everything from tech workforce size and growth rate to talent density, costs and more. While there is an overall ranking, it combines two categories – large and small tech talent markets – making it hard to parse if you’re primarily concerned about smaller...

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Topics: technology, talent, strategic location

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