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How do I evaluate a community's existing workforce?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 19, 2020

This is the eighth part in our "Guide to Foreign Business Expansion" series tackling the 12 questions every business needs to ask. Download the full guide now.

While a talent pipeline is increasingly important in a world where talent competition is more heated than ever, an existing pipeline is crucial to making your expansion a success.

When expanding to a new community your company’s...

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

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Pittsburgh

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 11, 2020

This is the second 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, and will soon take on Phoenix, Salt Lake City and more.

We often compare Waterloo’s exceptional tech credentials to other major cities in Canada like Toronto and Montreal, and major US tech...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, artificial intelligence, site selection

How do I identify a strong pipeline of relevant talent?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 5, 2020

This is the seventh part in our "Guide to Foreign Business Expansion" series tackling the 12 questions every business needs to ask. Download the full guide now.

Identifying a reliable source of entry-level, highly trained talent is important for every expansion. First, early-career professionals should be a central part of your hiring strategy – not only are the often more affordable to hire...

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

July Wrap-Up: Waterloo tops the charts

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 4, 2020

There is a lot to be proud of in the month of July. Businesses are re-opening and reporting positive momentum. Local public health authorities have declared that the first wave of COVID-19 in Waterloo is over after just one case was reported in the last five days of the month.

This month saw Waterloo top the charts as North America's best “opportunity market,” local tech companies receiving...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, talent, business, artificial intelligence, R&D

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