Waterloo EDC Blog

July Wrap-Up: Why Waterloo?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 2, 2022

This month’s top news stories really highlight why so many companies choose Waterloo for their expansions, with global rankings and manufacturing achievements contributing to major milestones.

Here are the top stories from July 2022:


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

Waterloo: A Pioneer in Cybersecurity Innovation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 25, 2022

Cybersecurity is at the core of Waterloo’s innovation ecosystem. Our robust cybersecurity cluster is built on a foundation laid by BlackBerry – a company founded in Waterloo – and the University of Waterloo, supported by internationally renowned experts and numerous cybersecurity-related R&D hubs.

The University of Waterloo itself has a longstanding reputation for security innovation, including...


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

CBRE names Waterloo the #1 small tech talent market in North America

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 14, 2022

For the second consecutive year, CBRE has identified Waterloo as the #1 small tech talent market in North America. The report highlights Waterloo’s fast-growing graduate and millennial populations, high degree of tech worker concentration and significant cost advantages.

The annual CBRE “Scoring Tech Talent” report is a comprehensive analysis of labour market conditions, cost and quality for...


Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

Eight California companies growing in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 12, 2022

Waterloo’s tech ecosystem is known for growing innovative companies.

This is the home of Faire, a retail scale-up that FastCompany recently called the world’s most innovative retail company. This is the home of ApplyBoard, an edtech company valued at $4 billion that has rapidly become a leading international voice in education access. This is the home of BlackBerry, D2L and OpenText, too.



Topics: tech, talent, business

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