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Need marketers, business strategists and accountants? Take a look at Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 25, 2019

No matter what type of business you are in you need people who can market your product, build a sound business strategy and ensure that your financials are good.

Known as a leading tech hub, it may surprise you to learn that Waterloo has the business and finance workforce and talent pipeline to keep your business running smoothly.

With three renowned post-secondary institutions – each with a...

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Topics: talent, financial services, business

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

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