Waterloo EDC Blog

Waterloo: A CBRE Ecosystem Profile

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 21, 2021

Earlier this year, Waterloo was named the #1 small tech talent market in North America by CBRE. This is no small feat. In 2020, we were in a completely different category, listed as the #1 emerging tech talent market. This year’s ranking marks our huge leap from one highly coveted position to another.

So, why Waterloo?

Several factors are used to determine which tech talent market takes the...


Topics: tech, technology, talent, business, R&D

Light rail transit connects Waterloo’s innovation ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 14, 2021

We like to talk about the innovation hubs, exciting startups, thriving scale-ups, successful multinational companies and world-class academic institutions that are crucial to Waterloo’s success.

But what links these key pieces of Waterloo’s vaunted innovation ecosystem?

Answer: the ION light rail.

We are the smallest community in North America to launch a light rail transit project, and since...


Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection, R&D

UWaterloo ranks #1 in Canada for tech and innovation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 7, 2021

The University of Waterloo has defended its title as Canada’s top technology school and reclaimed the title of “Canada’s Most Innovative University.”

The newest edition of the Maclean’s University Rankings has put UWaterloo at #1 in Canada for both computer science and engineering. For computer science, the university was tied with both the University of Toronto and the University of British...


Topics: technology, talent, business

Waterloo #1 in North America for millennial workforce growth

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 5, 2021

Out of all small tech talent markets in North America, Waterloo’s millennial population is growing at the fastest rate.

CBRE recently released its 2021 “Scoring Tech Talent” report, with a feature on the importance of millennials – anyone between the ages of 23 and 38. Since 2014, Waterloo has seen a 26.3% increase in its millennial population, which reflects a successful, thriving tech...


Topics: technology, talent, business

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