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July Wrap-up: A record-setting month for Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 3, 2021

Time and time again, Waterloo has exceeded expectations and broken records in the global tech scene. We call it punching above our weight, but it happens so often that phrase might be out of date.

This past month has seen a flurry of tech news, with new CBRE rankings, investments in many local tech scale-ups and so much more.

Here are the top stories from July 2021:

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

Risk: Talent and Workforce

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 22, 2021

This article is part of our "Understand the Risk" series, which looks at business risk with comparative data. Articles in this series cover natural hazards, infrastructure, economic competitiveness, stability and freedom, talent and workforce and health.

North America is in the middle of a talent shortage. It doesn’t matter whether you work in manufacturing or technology, the inability to...

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

Risk: Stability and Freedom

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 8, 2021

This article is part of our "Understand the Risk" series, which looks at business risk with comparative data. Articles in this series cover natural hazards, infrastructure, economic competitiveness, stability and freedom, talent and workforce and health.

Canada is a country where stability is a key part of our brand promise.

Sometimes that stability can come across as boring, but when...

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

June Wrap-up: Tech heats up

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 2, 2021

With the warm weather kicking in, Waterloo tech news got even hotter this month. Big names like MasterClass and Verily have announced expansions into the region while local tech scale-ups Faire, ApplyBoard, SkyWatch and Tulip raised a combined $683M. There’s a lot to cover, but we’re here to fill you in.

Here are the top stories from June 2021:

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

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