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June Wrap-Up: Big tech news accompanies COVID recovery

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 2, 2020

As businesses get the green-light to begin a phased approach to re-opening, it feels like the tide has shifted in this pandemic.

In June we’ve seen lots of movement in the artificial intelligence sector, funding for female entrepreneurs, the potential for a huge influx of tech talent and an increased focus on digitizing businesses. Canada aims to come out of the pandemic stronger than ever.

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

Three business expansion priorities in a post-COVID world

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 22, 2020

COVID-19 won’t change everything.

For businesses looking to expand, the basics are still important. Access to new and experienced talent, cost advantages, local business ecosystem, business support programs and resources, R&D capabilities, transportation linkages and access to a global market will remain central parts of every expansion decision.

However, the vulnerabilities that COVID-19...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, business

FAQs about Canada’s COVID-19 support programs and re-opening plans

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 17, 2020

Businesses have asked and governments have responded.

Over the last month, our federal, provincial and municipal governments have released a vast list of wage subsidies, low-interest loans and more meant to help Canadian businesses weather the COVID-19 storm. You can find a full list – that we update on a daily basis – here.

Each program has different eligibility requirements, application...

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Topics: security, technology, startup, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

How Waterloo Region companies are helping during COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 16, 2020

A crisis can bring out the best in humanity.

While the world battles with COVID-19, as everyone focuses on keeping themselves and their families safe and healthy, communities are coming together like never before.

In Waterloo Region, we pride ourselves on an outsized ability to solve problems. It’s in our DNA.

This focus on solving problems is evident in the actions of our civic leaders, who...

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Topics: security, technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

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