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A tidal wave of venture capital is fueling a boom in startups around the world. Locations are racing to establish thriving startup ecosystems that make them magnets for unicorns.


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A tidal wave of venture capital is fueling a boom in startups around the world. Locations are racing to establish thriving startup ecosystems that make them magnets for unicorns.

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Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. Canada articles below.


Startup Ecosystems Are Everywhere

A tidal wave of venture capital is fueling a boom in startups around the world. Locations are racing to establish thriving startup ecosystems that make them magnets for unicorns.

Dow To Build World’s First Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Ethylene Complex

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta site selected due to availability of carbon capture infrastructure, competitive feedstocks and attractive government partnerships.

Canada’s Li-Cycle Plans EV Battery Recycling Facility In Alabama

Tuscaloosa facility will allow Li-Cycle Holdings Corp. to meet growing demand for lithium-ion battery recycling.

Air Products To Build World’s Largest Hydrogen Network In Edmonton

Aurum Energy Park will be home to a $1.3-billion, net-zero hydrogen network that will become operational in 2024.

Labatt Breweries Invests $55M In Edmonton Expansion

As part of its $94.4 million province-wide capital investment program, Labatt Breweries recently invested $54.8 million in Edmonton.

Renewable Energy: The Power Of Change

In order to meet consumer demand and the long-term goal of net-zero energy emissions by 2050, production of renewables must expand dramatically.

Quality of Life: Working Where It’s Great To Live

Take our quality of life tour and paddle your way through our showcase of locations that have it all: a live/work/play balance with lots of choices for the live and play parts.

Crump Group To Create 160 Jobs In North Carolina

The Crump Group, a Canadian pet treats manufacturer, will invest $13.2M to establish its first U.S. production facility in Nash County, NC. 

Amazon Expands With Alberta’s First Amazon Robotics Fulfillment Center

Amazon will open its first Amazon robotics fulfillment center in Alberta, Canada, creating more than 1,000 jobs Parkland County.

Netflix Expanding In Canada With Toronto Office

Building on the success of uniquely Canadian shows such as Schitt’s Creek, Netflix will work with Canadian creators to bring stories from Canada to the world.

Top Logistics Hubs: Delivering The Goods

The disruptions caused by the pandemic fueled skyrocketing shipping costs, which should ease as market fundamentals return to something resembling normal this year.

Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The massive disruptions of the global supply chain that occurred in 2020 during the pandemic have increased momentum for the reshoring of manufacturing jobs to the United States, primarily from China.

Edmonton, Alberta: On The Short List For Global Players

The Edmonton Metro region is an innovative hub of emerging growth sectors with a diverse and talented population creating opportunities for investment right now. 

Nevada, Canada To Open Mining Incubator In Elko, NV

MineConnect will give rural Northeastern Nevada access to the heart of the Canadian mining industry.

SAP Labs Canada, Amazon Expanding In Quebec

SAP Labs Canada will open a research and development office in Montreal; Amazon adds five new facilities and 1,000 jobs.

COVID-19: The Road To Recovery

Economic development organizations and government officials have joined forces with local businesses to keep creating inspiring and innovative ways to meet the most urgent needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are their stories.

Penta Properties, Sierra Supply Chain Services Break Ground In Ontario

The $62 million cold storage expansion project in Hamilton, Ontario's Red Hill Business Park will create 100 jobs. 

Canada: Investing In A Cleantech Future Up North

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is investing $25 million in nine startups, part of an effort to position Canada as a global cleantech leader.

Roche Canada Creating 500 Jobs In Ontario

Roche will invest $381 million to establish a Global Pharma Technical Operations site at its Canadian pharmaceutical headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario.

Amazon Hiring 100,000 New Employees Across U.S., Canada

In September alone, Amazon will open 100 new operations buildings — including fulfillment centers, delivery stations, sortation centers and other sites.

PRIMED Chooses Cambridge, Ontario For Medical Manufacturing Facility

The new facility will produce both ASTM-rated surgical masks and N95 respirators in a phased scale-up process to support Canada’s healthcare systems.

PRIMED Medical Products To Establish Manufacturing Facility In Canada

PRIMED is searching for a location for a domestic production hub and Centre of Excellence for North American personal protective equipment (PPE) production.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Moderna Will Invest $500M To Build mRNA Capabilities In Africa

Moderna will build a state-of-the-art mRNA facility in Africa with the goal of producing up to 500 million doses of vaccines each year at the 50 µg dose level.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Jeff Finkle, IEDC

Finkle, CEcD, President and CEO, IEDC, discusses the impact of COVID-19 and remote work on real estate and economic development, and more.

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