Access Waterloo Excellence

We invite you to put some "AWEsome" in your business location strategy by locating your next office in Waterloo Region, in Ontario, Canada. This remarkable metro area of nearly 600,000 people located 70 miles from Toronto, North America's 4th largest city and Canada's financial capital, is ready to help you innovate and grow.

Get to Know Waterloo Region

  • An incredible talent pool of engineers
  • World-class higher education and research institutes
  • The second-highest density of start-ups per capital in North America
  • Significantly lower business costs - up to 60% less than Silicon Valley
  • Employee retention that is 2.5 - 3x longer than Silicon Valley
  • Incentives for companies to earn back 30-50% of their R&D costs
  • A vibrant innovation ecosystem of over 1000 technology firms including Canada's largest software, hardware, e-learning and satellite companies
  • Sector strengths in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, business/financial services, film. food processing, health-tech, ICT and more
  • Part of the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor - home to 200,000 tech workers, 15,000 tech companies, 423,000 students in 16 post-secondary schools

"We also believe that it is extremely important for us, as a firm, to be part of what is Canada's innovation engine. We want to be part of that journey which the leaders of Waterloo Region have put forth." - Deloitte in Kitchener Waterloo Record Feb 8, 2016

Sound like a great place to do business?

Let us introduce you to the opportunities that await in Canada's leading innovation region. Contact Robert Kelle ( or Stephen Armstrong ( for more information on how to add some "AWEsome" to your business growth.

"MAPLE® was instrumental in facilitating a meeting between my company and the Waterloo Region Economic Development authority.  We were very impressed by the host of incubators, business support facilities and level of commitment for startups and small business in the region." Peter Jardine PhD - President Shape Change Technologies.

Waterloo Region - AWESOME

Access Waterloo Excellence & Situate where Opportunity Meets Enterprise