Waterloo EDC Blog

Toronto-Waterloo Corridor jumps up Startup Genome Fintech rankings

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 29, 2022

The newest Startup Genome report has recognized the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor as the #7-ranked Global Fintech Ecosystem. This is a substantial jump from our 13th-place finish in 2020.

The report notes that Toronto-Waterloo’s improved funding scores have helped drive this higher ranking, but our top talent, significant technology workforce – more than 300,000 workers – and excellent universities...


Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection

5 Charts: University of Waterloo vs. California’s Top Tech Schools

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 21, 2022

The University of Waterloo is renowned for its engineering and computer science programs. For three decades, the school has earned the moniker “Canada’s Most Innovative University” while building the country’s largest engineering school and producing some of the best talent in the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor.

Previously, we have compared UWaterloo to top engineering schools in Germany, but how...


Topics: technology, talent, R&D

Waterloo: A CBRE Profile

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 13, 2022

Waterloo is on a winning streak. For the second year in a row, our region was named the #1 small tech talent market in North America by CBRE. Earning this accolade once is an impressive achievement. Earning this accolade consecutively is nothing short of exceptional and requires further exploration.

So, what propelled Waterloo to the top of the tech talent podium once again?

To find out, we...


Topics: technology, talent, business, R&D

Waterloo: Ready for Summer

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 10, 2022

One thing Waterloo EDC could write more about is our local lifestyle.

We’re often distracted by more traditional economic development fare – our top-rated tech talent workforce, incredible local post-secondary institutions, etc. That’s to our detriment, though, because Waterloo is an incredible place to live, work and play.

As we’re in the middle of August, we decided to ask some local business...


Topics: talent, site selection

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