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5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Salt Lake City

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 30, 2020

This is the fourth 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, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Columbus, Ohio. We will soon take on Phoenix, Arizona and Detroit, Michigan.

We often compare Waterloo’s exceptional tech credentials to other major cities in...

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

New report ranks Canada’s fastest-growing companies

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 28, 2020

The Globe and Mail released its second annual ranking of Canada’s top growing companies last week via its Report on Business Magazine. The 400 businesses are the fastest-growing in Canada – based on three-year revenue growth – and touch on a multitude of sectors, from tech and manufacturing to fashion and finance.

“The stories of Canada’s Top Growing Companies are worth telling at any time,...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, business, site selection

Waterloo highlighted in Site Selection Magazine’s Canadian rankings

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 22, 2020

Once again, Site Selection Magazine’s ranking of the best Canadian locations lists Ontario as the top province for FDI and highlights Waterloo as the number one up-and-coming market.

Why did Ontario top the list of provinces?

Home to the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor, Ontario has a skilled workforce and “climate of innovation” that contribute to a rapidly advancing technology sector.

Ontario’s...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, business, site selection

Three key findings: Waterloo vs. Europe’s tech hubs

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 15, 2020

We’ve compared Waterloo’s dynamic tech ecosystem and the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor to our American counterparts in the past. Whether it’s talent, costs or ecosystems, we’re exceptionally competitive.

What we haven’t done – until now – is compare Waterloo to our friends in Europe.

The reason is simple: it isn’t always easy to find equivalent data. However, we recently obtained new data...

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Topics: technology, talent, site selection

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