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Why Invest in Waterloo Region

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Reasons to Invest in the Waterloo Region


People Power

There are many adjectives used to describe the Waterloo Region's labour force. The one constant is talent. Attesting to this significant competitive advantage are world-leading companies - from BlackBerry, to Microsoft, to Google, to Toyota - who tap into this resource with direct hires, as well as by leveraging considerable R&D capability in the Region. Outstanding post-secondary educational options supplies the constant regeneration of the talent feedstock, and the spin-off of new companies leveraging intellectual property generated in the Region's academic institutions.

The University of Waterloo consistently leads Canadian University Reputational Rankings, is Canada's most innovative university, and has a world-renowned Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering.

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning has been Ontario's top-ranked College nine of the last 10 years.

Wilfrid Laurier University is a hub for excellence in business, economics, music, and graduate studies.

The Waterloo Region is home to internationally-focused research institutes: Perimeter Institute, Centre for International Governance Innovation, and the Academic Council on the United Nations System.