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CBRE releases list of North America’s fastest-growing “opportunity markets”

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 17, 2019

A new report from CBRE identifies Waterloo as North America’s third fastest-growing “opportunity market.” The report, 2019 Scoring Tech Talent, says that Waterloo has witnessed an incredible 40 percent growth in tech jobs over the past five years, which put the total tech workforce at 20,500.

Opportunity markets offer quality labour pools and affordability that supports rapid scalability....

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Topics: technology, talent

Security scale-up Magnet Forensics is pioneering "digital investigative technology"

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 16, 2019

Magnet Forensics wants to make it harder to get away with crime.

With a goal to transform policing and public safety for the 21st century, Magnet Forensics develops and sells digital-forensics software to over 4,000 government agencies and other organizations with investigative authorities in 93 countries worldwide.

Headquartered in Waterloo, the company specializes in “digital investigative...

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Topics: security, technology

Manufacturing giant ATS Automation announces major expansion

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 15, 2019

One of Waterloo’s most successful global companies, ATS Automation Tooling Systems, is planning a multimillion-dollar expansion at its Cambridge headquarters that will add 122,000 square feet of space to an existing building.

The three-storey expansion includes 67,000 square feet of new manufacturing space, 36,000 square feet of office space and a 19,000 square foot innovation centre. For a...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

Need advanced manufacturing talent? Waterloo can help

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 9, 2019

Top advanced manufacturing talent – from engineers to machine operators – are getting harder to find. As one manufacturing leader told us, there are many regions across Canada and the world where the labour market has completely dried out. Waterloo is bucking this trend.

“If you are looking for machine operators or skilled assembly workers, you can find them here,” said Lukas von Arx,...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

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