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5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Salt Lake City

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 30, 2020

This is the fourth edition in a new Waterloo EDC series called “5 Charts: Waterloo Versus” that compares our community with some of America’s top tech hubs. We’ve already matched up against Austin, Texas, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Columbus, Ohio. We will soon take on Phoenix, Arizona and Detroit, Michigan.

We often compare Waterloo’s exceptional tech credentials to other major cities in...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, artificial intelligence, 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,...

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

The making of a PPE manufacturing powerhouse

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 21, 2020

It was clear from the start that COVID-19 was going to drive significant change. That’s what happens when the global economy is shut down.

One of the predicted changes was that supply chains would “reshore” to reduce risk in an increasingly uncertain global environment. The return of medical and personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturing was widely expected to lead the way. It has.

We...

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Topics: manufacturing, talent, site selection, R&D

Three key findings: Waterloo vs. Europe’s tech hubs

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 15, 2020

We’ve compared Waterloo’s dynamic tech ecosystem and the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor to our American counterparts in the past. Whether it’s talent, costs or ecosystems, we’re exceptionally competitive.

What we haven’t done – until now – is compare Waterloo to our friends in Europe.

The reason is simple: it isn’t always easy to find equivalent data. However, we recently obtained new data...

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Topics: technology, talent, site selection

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