To be a small business owner or entrepreneur takes courage, dedication, and a lot of hard work.
Built on a foundation of collaboration, Kitchener-Waterloo is renowned for their world-leading talent, innovation and diversity. Located approximately one hour from Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo is a key partner in the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor.
Information and Communications Technology
Waterloo is an ICT powerhouse, with the second highest start-up density per capita in the world and more than 30,000 professionals working in 1200+ technology related companies, from embedded security and artificial intelligence to quantum and nanotechnology.
Waterloo offers a diverse advanced manufacturing sector, with expertise in the areas of robotics, automation, hardware and industry 4.0. In fact, the manufacturing sector accounts for almost 20% of all jobs in the Kitchener community. Manufacturers located in Waterloo benefit from the proximity to the U.S. market, access to 150 million people within a one-day drive and a state-of-the-art transportation and logistics infrastructure.
The first community in Canada to allow for autonomous vehicle testing, Waterloo is a leader in AutoTech and the automotive sector. Offering a collaborative ecosystem and access to research institutes such as WAVELab and the Centre for Smart Manufacturing – Waterloo is well positioned to support automotive innovation and competitiveness.
A strong and diverse food processing industry has emerged in Waterloo, with more than 100 food and beverage distributors and processors. The Toronto-Waterloo Corridor is the third largest food manufacturing area in North America and largest in Canada.
Business and Financial Services
With more than 150 years experience, Waterloo has a strong and stable business and financial services industry. Waterloo is home to more than 15 internationally recognized business and financial services companies, including Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and Manulife.
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