Rod Regier explains how Kitchener emerged on the tech map

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How does a city recover from its largest tenant hitting bad times? In the case of Kitchener-Waterloo it started long before the world grew dim for BlackBerry. The twin cities capitalized on an incredible swell of talent – both from the surrounding universities, as well as the U.S. companies that made the cities home. It was a complex plan of raising top talent and letting them spread their wings, while spreading the word about the city west of Toronto.

It’s a plan that Rod Regier, Executive Director, Economic Development for the city of Kitchener says is working. There are more and more companies setting up offices in Kitchener from abroad, more investors interested in what this mighty entrepreneurial community is building, and more graduates coming home to roost – making for an incredibly dynamic and charged atmosphere.

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