Posts tagged “Economic development”

2:14 p.m. yesterday

32 emerging NC tech startups receive $1.9M in state matching grants

Grants Thirty-two emerging tech and life science companies across North Carolina are getting more startup runway funding thanks to nearly $2 million in North Carolina funding that matches federal grants they won earlier.

2:00 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Global Knwledge broadens Canadian footprint with acquisition

Global Knowledge, the Cary-based provider of information technology training, is expanding its footprint with the acquisition of a Canadian firm. A GK executive talks with WRAL TechWire about why the deal was made and what it means for the company.

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7:01 a.m. yesterday

Infosys reaffirms commitment to bring 2,000 jobs to Wake County

Infosys, the India-based high-tech firm that recently announced plans to bring 2,000 jobs to Wake County, has reaffirmed its commitment to that expansion following the resignation of its CEO on Friday.

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Updated 6:58 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock HondaJet taking flight with growing production in Greensboro

HondaJet is stepping up deliveries of private jet aircraft being built in Greensboro, setting the pace in its class for the first half of 2017. Sales are taking off a decade after construction began of the Honda Aircraft manufacturing plant,

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August 18

Seqirus meets new milestone in pandemic preparedness

Seqirus marked the 10th anniversary of their pandemic partnership with the US Government by hosting Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price at the Holly Springs, NC production site.

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Updated August 18

Mike Walden: Should everyone have a basic income?

Mike Walden Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder of Facebook, recently caused a stir by throwing his support behind the idea of a guaranteed basic income. Just speaking to my neighbors, colleagues at work and friends at the gym, I've noticed that he certainly has set off some passionate conversation about the merits - or demerits - of the idea.

August 18

CEO of Infosys, which is bringing 2,000 jobs to Wake County, resigns

Vishal Sikka, managing director and CEO of Infosys, resigned on Friday during a board of directors meeting. The board accepted his resignation, effective immediately.

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Updated August 16

Premium Lock WeWork to open 81K square feet coworking space in Raleigh

Fast-growing WeWork confirms that it will open a coworking space operation in Raleigh. Plus: A list of amenities WeWork offers.

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Updated August 16

Raleigh rises to No. 4, Durham tumbles in best cities for tech workers survey

North Carolina's capital city, which didn't even make the top 25 in a 2014 study and was No. 25 just two years ago, is now the nation's No. 4 best city for tech workers, according to a new study. Durham, meanwhile, fell to No. 37 from No. 2.

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August 16

How a lack of business coverage is hurting our state

News coverage  Guest opinion: The decline of business news coverage in the main media outlets in the state is harming the economy. A lack of objective news and information about what's going on at businesses, particularly small, entrepreneurial companies that dominate the state, means that investors, consumers and executives often don't know what's going on.

Updated August 15

Premium Lock Report: UNC startups surging with revenue topping $10B

Innovate NC Startups linked to UNC-Chapel Hill continue to surge in number and now are responsible for more than $10 billion a year in revenue while generating thousands of jobs in the state, according to a new study.

August 15

Amazon to create 600 jobs at new Kannapolis distribution center

Amazon  Amazon will expand its footprint in North Carolina with a new distribution center to be built in Kannapolis that will employ at least 600 people.

August 14

Premium Lock Experimental Pentagon unit funds new tech with private sector (Plus: How funding process works)

What's DIUx? President Donald Trump's administration is throwing its support to a Barack Obama-era effort enlisting startup companies to come up with solutions to the military's toughest technological challenges.

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August 14

Dystopia or utopia? Jobs, education, the future and you

Help wanted          What is the future for jobs? Is it dystopian or utopian? Seems technology really isn't giving we humans much of a choice. Unless we continue to fight back. Thus a WRAL TechWire package about the challenges facing us in workforce development.

Updated August 14

Premium Lock 21st century's biggest challenge? Tech changing how we work, who works

We are going through what many economists think is the big issue of the 21st century, Dr. Mike Walden, North Carolina State University economist, says. That is, "How technology is rapidly changing how we work and who works."

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August 14

Premium Lock Jobs and work: 'What won't technology be able to do next?'

Parents, students, employers, educators, workers - those still working and those hoping to find and keep jobs - face remarkable challenges in coming years: What havoc and opportunities will the continuing rapid evolution of technology create?

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Updated August 14

Premium Lock UNC President: Higher education needs to change

Margaret Spellings, president, University of North Carolina, said she has been reading some disturbing polling. "No one thinks the status quo in higher education is working well." And she says changes are in order.

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August 14

Aerie Pharmaceuticals expanding R&D presence in Durham

Aerie Aerie Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage company developing new treatments for glaucoma and other eye diseases, is expanding its R&D operations in Durham as some of its drug candidates move closer to commercialization.

August 11

Premium Lock Wake Tech president: Avoid 'analysis paralysis' in attacking skills gap

Too often, people in education suffer from "analysis paralysis," Dr. Stephen Scott, president of Wake Technical Community College tells the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce Conference. Don,'t, he says. Attack in partnership with private sector.

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