Waterloo EDC Case Study

Project Summary

Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation is the investment promotion agency of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Waterloo EDC has worked with ResearchFDI on a variety of FDI lead generation programs since 2016 focusing on both the East and West Coast of the U.S., and most recently  with a focus on Germany.

Activities and Results

  • ResearchFDI’s efforts on behalf of the Waterloo EDC have, to-date, resulted in the identification and subsequent scheduling of appointments with approximately 80 lead prospects
  • To date, the contract has secured pre-qualified meetings with two firms that chose to expand into the Waterloo region: New York-based technology company Insticator. (March 2019) and Sunnyvale California-based software development company Enlighted. (September 2019)


ResearchFDI has been a real pleasure to work with in generating FDI meetings for our missions in the NYC and Boston areas. They are 100% reliable, effective and a real partner. As a result of this relationship, we landed two FDI wins from NYC resulting in 50 jobs.

catharine Catharine Gerhard Sr. Business Development Officer @ Waterloo EDC