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News round-up: Six great Waterloo business and investment stories from August 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 3, 2019

As the dog days of summer end the Waterloo community is gearing up for a very busy autumn. Despite often being the quietest month of the year, August still had its fair share of exciting news, including glowing reports about Waterloo’s tech credentials and Canada’s immigration policies, and the launch of a new nanotechnology innovation centre. 

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Topics: technology, talent, site selection

New OECD report lauds Canada’s immigration policies

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 14, 2019

A new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) touts Canada’s economic immigration system as one of the most successful in the world and a benchmark for other countries.

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Topics: talent

Waterloo is a “rising tech superstar city”: Four reasons why in new TD Bank report

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 8, 2019

In a new report from TD Bank Group’s economics office, the Waterloo community is classified as a “rising tech superstar city” that represents a model for jurisdictions intent on avoiding the regional economic and income disparity found in the United States.

The report is called “The Digital Divide Between Canadian Cities” and focuses primarily on whether the distribution of digital services...

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Topics: technology, talent

Five astounding facts about the University of Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 30, 2019

The University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) is the largest of our community’s three post-secondary institutions and has a well-deserved reputation for churning out some of the world’s most talented computer science and engineering graduates.

The New York Times has called it “one of the world’s top technology schools,” and The Wall Street Journal has noted that the “school’s graduates are the...

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

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