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Q&A: Waterloo EDC’s Erin D’Alessandro on local business expansion

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 20, 2022

Local business expansion is a big part of Waterloo EDC’s mandate. In fact, in 2021, more than half of the investment value we helped bring to the community was from growth in companies that are already operating here. That’s $218 million in new investment.

How do we help local companies expand? What can we do for you? What supports aren’t local companies using?

We asked Erin D’Alessandro,...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, talent, business, site selection, Q&A

March Wrap-up: Spring brings growth to Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 1, 2022

Spring has sprung in Waterloo – bringing renewal and growth across our community.

In March, we saw substantial new investments in tech and startups, news about our booming population and an impressive increase in air traffic.

Here are the top stories from March 2022:

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

Nine big ways Waterloo has changed in the last 10 years

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 29, 2022

In case you missed it, over the last decade Waterloo has transformed into a hub for innovation, tech excellence and a place where industry giants – and future giants – come to thrive. From the creation of tech incubators to the re-emergence of Waterloo icons, this community has supported the growth and development of a robust tech ecosystem. We have compiled a list of nine developments from the...

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Topics: quantum, technology, talent, business, site selection, R&D

Waterloo is building a cleaner future

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 23, 2022

While COVID-19 has taken much of humanity’s attention over the last two years, climate change remains the greatest challenge we face as a species.

Like a pandemic, climate change could dramatically alter life. Unlike a pandemic, the negative impact of climate change is not easy to see and the solution to the problem isn’t as simple as caution and vaccination.

The solution is global in nature – it...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

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