Waterloo EDC Blog

Waterloo: An emerging leader in fintech

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 15, 2022

Home to emerging fintech startups and scale-ups, as well as industry giants like Sunlife, Manulife and TD Bank, Waterloo is on the cutting-edge of business and finance.

Our long-established presence in the business and financial services sector has made us a key player in the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor, while our technology ecosystem fuels opportunities in fintech.

Here is Waterloo’s fintech...


Topics: tech, talent, business, site selection, Growth

February Wrap-up: A storm of tech success

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 1, 2022

February brought a storm of tech funding and cybersecurity success to Waterloo.

This month, a flurry of funding raises for companies like eSentire, DOZR and RideCo descended on our community, while exciting announcements regarding research and rapid growth in Waterloo made headlines.

Here are the top stories from February 2022:


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

Canada is the fastest growing country in the G7

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 9, 2022

The newest data from Statistics Canada has confirmed that Canada remains the fastest-growing country in the G7. In fact, our population grew at almost twice the rate of other G7 countries.

In the spring of 2021, Canada’s agency for the collection of demographic, economic, social and cultural data completed a new census of the population – the first since 2016. As they roll out the results,...


Topics: tech, technology, business, R&D

International expansion in the age of remote work

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 9, 2022

In a new editorial for, Waterloo EDC President & CEO Tony LaMantia argued that – while much has changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic – the principles of recruitment and business expansion have not.

The impetus for the article is that there’s an idea floating around that in a remote-first world there isn’t a reason to expand a tech company footprint into new communities and...


Topics: tech, technology, business, R&D

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