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Precision Resource Canada invests $8M in Cambridge plant with support from province

An $8.2-million investment in a Cambridge automotive component manufacturer is creating 19 jobs while boosting production and expanding its range of products. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.therecord.com Fineblanking is a precision metal cold-forming and stamping process used by Precision Resource Canada in the production of a variety of components. The vast majority of its parts […]

Region needs to prepare for crisis of success, says urban expert Florida

Waterloo Region needs to start planning now for the negative impacts of an urban renaissance driven by an expanding technology sector, says renowned urban thinker and writer Richard Florida. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.therecord.com The negatives include unaffordable housing, increased congestion and a nasty backlash from segments of the population that feel left out of […]

Two Waterloo Region firms get provincial money for expansion

Two Waterloo Region manufacturers are getting provincial money to help them expand and invest in new equipment. Tri-Mach Group Inc. in Elmira is getting $344,000 from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund while Demtool Inc. in Petersburg is getting $316,560, the Ontario government said Wednesday.  Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.therecord.com Tri-Mach, a manufacturer of sanitary equipment for […]

Velocity expands to become North America’s largest free startup incubator

“The University of Waterloo’s Velocity startup program will become North America’s largest free business incubator thanks to a new partnership with tech giant, Google, and the industry-led innovation centre, Communitech.  Velocity’s space in the Tannery will include space for science startups to commercialize research, a dedicated workshop for assembling hardware prototypes, and expanded facilities for […]

IEDC on Digital Economic Development Marketing

Almost every EDO now has an online presence, but getting the most out of your website requires a high degree of marketing savvy. Marketing to international businesspeople must be highly strategic, according to presenter Robert Payne of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. With limited marketing budgets, organizations must take advantage of free tools and […]

Ted Livingston co-founder and CEO of Kik Interactive

“University of Waterloo is the number 1 campus to recruit from globally” Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.exchangemagazine.com

Over 100 new manufacturing jobs on the way for Waterloo Region – 570 NEWS

The positions are being created with help from the provincial government through its Southwestern Ontario Development Fund. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.570news.com Currently there are an estimated 2,000 jobs available in Waterloo Region in small to large companies and across all industry sectors.The manufacturing sector is aggressively adding to the demand for skilled workers in […]