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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. 

Here are six great business and investment...

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Topics: technology, talent, site selection

Conestoga Meat Packers are serving a global market from Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 21, 2019

A mainstay in Waterloo Region for almost 40 years, pork producer Conestoga Meat Packers has certainly come a long way since its humble beginnings.

Established in 1982, the once small, family-owned business became fully farmer-owned in 2001. Soon after, Conestoga Meats increased production by 100 per cent.

By 2014, the company had become the second-largest pork processor in Ontario.

Today,...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, business

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

How Thomson Reuters drives fintech innovation in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 6, 2019

When people hear the name Thomson Reuters, many automatically think of Reuters News.

But there is so much more to this global company than its consumer-facing brand.

One of its more recent ventures is Thomson Reuters Labs: an innovation lab of data scientists who “explore the art of the possible” using big data.

To date, there are seven Thomson Reuters Labs locations distributed throughout...

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Topics: technology, financial services, business

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