Waterloo EDC Blog

November Wrap-Up: Reports, rankings, medtech and trade

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 1, 2020


This month featured the release of the Deloitte Fast 50 List, CBRE’s Canadian Scoring Tech Talent report, Startup Genome’s fintech ecosystem report and, of course, Waterloo EDC’s year-to-date results. Here are the top stories from November 2020:


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

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Stockholm

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 26, 2020

Waterloo is a special place for tech.

Our ecosystem’s tech credentials – especially in talent, business costs and research productivity – place us among North America’s most dynamic hubs and we can prove it. According to CBRE, we’re the top emerging tech talent market in North America and home to Canada’s highest-quality tech talent. According to Deloitte, the fastest-growing tech companies in...


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

Canada and the UK strike post-Brexit deal

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 25, 2020

Canada and the United Kingdom have reached an interim trade deal that will extend free trade between the two countries once the UK leaves the European Union. The deal was announced by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday, November 21. Negotiations for a permanent free trade agreement will continue in 2021.


Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

Waterloo companies take top two spots on Deloitte Technology Fast 50

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 18, 2020

For the second year in a row, Waterloo can claim the two fastest growing tech companies in Canada, according to a new ranking from Deloitte.

Intellijoint Surgical and ApplyBoard top the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list, which ranks companies by revenue-growth percentage over their last four years of operation. In that timeframe, ApplyBoard has grown 12,597% with Intellijoint topping the list...


Topics: technology, talent

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