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Why Waterloo is giving big tech hubs competition

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 23, 2019

A couple of months ago, investment advisor Conor Sen wrote a fascinating piece for Bloomberg called “The Year That Big Tech Hubs Got Some Competition” about the “confluence of forces” that have led to “secondary cities” like Columbus and Pittsburgh showing undeniable momentum in the tech industry.

In this case, the term secondary cities isn’t a slight of any sort – these communities simply...

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Topics: technology, talent, ecosystem

CBRE releases list of North America’s fastest-growing tech 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

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

News round-up: Seven business and investment stories from June 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 2, 2019

There was a lot of exciting news in Waterloo over the last month, including a big announcement from Waterloo EDC, a new artificial intelligence partnership with Microsoft and the launch of a light rail system connecting the major players in Waterloo’s innovation ecosystem.

Here are seven great business and investment stories:

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Topics: technology, industry news, expansion stories

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