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Why Waterloo is giving big tech hubs competition

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 23, 2019

A couple of months ago, investment advisor Conor Sen wrote a fascinating piece for Bloomberg called “The Year That Big Tech Hubs Got Some Competition” about the “confluence of forces” that have led to “secondary cities” like Columbus and Pittsburgh showing undeniable momentum in the tech industry.

In this case, the term secondary cities isn’t a slight of any sort – these communities simply...

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

CBRE releases list of North America’s fastest-growing “opportunity markets”

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 17, 2019

A new report from CBRE identifies Waterloo as North America’s third fastest-growing “opportunity market.” The report, 2019 Scoring Tech Talent, says that Waterloo has witnessed an incredible 40 percent growth in tech jobs over the past five years, which put the total tech workforce at 20,500.

Opportunity markets offer quality labour pools and affordability that supports rapid scalability....

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Topics: technology, talent

Q&A: How Deep Trekker turned a summertime hobby into a global business

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 11, 2019

Waterloo has more than 150 years of history in the manufacturing industry, and today the community is home to 1950+ manufacturing companies with 50+ developing technologies in robotics, hardware, aerospace and industry 4.0.

Necessity is the mother of invention, and Deep Trekker founder Sam Macdonald’s dive into underwater robotics brought that proverb to life: she wanted to explore...

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Topics: tech, manufacturing, talent, artificial intelligence, Q&A

Nine big ways Waterloo has changed in the last 10 years

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 20, 2019

Over the last decade, Waterloo has transformed into a hub for innovation, tech excellence and a place where industry giants come to thrive. From the creation of tech incubators to the re-emergence of Waterloo icons, this community has supported the growth and development of a robust tech ecosystem. We have compiled a list of nine developments from the last decade that have helped build...

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Topics: tech, talent, business

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