Posts tagged “Economic development”

12:52 p.m. yesterday

UNC executive to lead Institute for Emerging Issues

Leslie Boney III, vice president of international, community and economic engagement for the University of North Carolina system, has been named director of the Institute for Emerging Issues.

Leslie Boney  Leslie Boney

Updated 8:23 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Study: RTP among lowest-cost sites to lure advanced manufacturing

High-tech manufacturing jobs are going to be returning to the U.S. in what's known as "onshoring," and the Triangle could be a prime destination for employers due to much lower costs as well as a variety of other benefits - from environment to intellectual capital - says a new study.

Plant costs: RTP vs. Silicon Valley Plant costs: RTP vs. Silicon Valley

12:19 p.m. Monday

Delta adding nonstop flight to Austin from RDU

RDU The high-tech communities in the Triangle and Austin, Texas, are getting more closely connected. Delta Airlines on Monday announced the launch of daily nonstop service between the two cities on March 9.

Updated October 17

How to grow a gigabit ecosystem - The Wilson story: A WRAL TechWire event

Turning a former tobacco town into the first gigabit Internet ecosystem in North Carolina - that's the evolution taking place right now in the city of Wilson. And WRAL TechWire is highlighting the transformation with its next Executive Exchange event with broadband expert Blair Levin delivering the keynote.

Growing the Gigabit Ecosystem Growing the Gigabit Ecosystem

October 14

Analysis: Are there 'excesses' building that will trigger a recession?

Mike Walden Recessions can result when some part of the economy develops excesses. At the time of the excess build-up everything looks good. Indeed, the buildup occurs when individuals and businesses are optimistic. But like extra pieces of pie that might burst my belt, too much of an economic buildup can lead to an implosion sending the economy into a tailspin.

Updated October 13

Premium Lock Triangle fiber wars intensify: Lightower expands Raleigh network

The fiber wars in the Triangle continues to intensify. Lightower, a fiber network operator, is beefing up its operations in Raleigh and expanding to Charlotte. Lightower sees the North Carolina markets as attractive despite the growing presence of more fiber competitors such as AT&T and Google Fiber. And the help wanted sign is up.

Lightower's fiber backbone Lightower's fiber backbone

Updated October 13

Premium Lock NC venture deals dip below $100M in CB Insights report

In the second major report about venture capital financing across North Carolina reviewed by WRAL TechWire, this one from CB Insights, there are substantial differences from the data reported last week by the National Venture Capital Association. Fewer deals, fewer dollars. Plus: Why WTW is reviewing all these VC reports.

Tracking NC deals via CB Insights Tracking NC deals via CB Insights

October 13

Premium Lock Here's why venture capitalists want more foreign-born entrepreneurs

Immigration In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, the National Venture Capital Association spells out the reasons why the group believes the proposed International Entrepreneur Rule should be adopted. Here are the key reasons.

Updated October 13

Nearly 1,000 tech jobs available at today's RTP job fair

Looking for a job in high tech? Nearly 1,000 jobs from more than 15 Triangle area companies will be available at the "Come Tech Out" job fair today in Raleigh. Among the 16 highlighted employers participating are Cisco, SAS, and Allscripts.

Tech Out job fair Tech Out job fair

Updated October 12

Interim Research Triangle CEO's goal: Make sure Park 'does not miss a beat'

Liz Rooks, the interim CEO at the Research Triangle Foundation which oversees RTP, says she is determined that the RTF will continue to push ahead with its strategic development plan while the search begins for a replacement of recently departed CEO Bob Geolas.

Elizabeth Rooks   Elizabeth Rooks

Updated October 11

Premium Lock AT&T, Verizon top US 'investment heroes' list; Duke Energy is No. 10

Economy AT&T leads the new "U.S. Investment Heroes of 2016" report that ranks non-financial companies by investment in the American economy. The top 25 is dominated by technology and energy companies with AT&T leading for the fourth consecutive year.

Updated October 10

Building a gigabit ecosystem - Wilson's evolution: A WRAL TechWire event

Turning a former tobacco town into the first gigabit Internet ecosystem in North Carolina - that's the evolution taking place right now in the city of Wilson. And WRAL TechWire is highlighting the transformation with its next Executive Exchange event with broadband expert Blair Levin delivering the keynote.

Blair Levin  Blair Levin

Updated October 5

Durham sports tech firm SMT acquires Chicago rival Sportvision

Sports Media Technology, the Durham-based company that delivers many of the graphics and statistics that make sports TV viewing a multimedia experience, is adding even more technology through the purchase of Chicago-based tech arch rival Sportvision.

SMT's "Pitch Tack"  SMT's "Pitch Tack"

October 5

Vaccination, celebration: Remembering $1B Holly Springs vaccine complex

On Tuesday, some of the economic developers who teamed up on the Chiron/Novartis/Seqirus recruitment got a tangible reminder of the fruits of their labor. They rolled up their sleeves for a shot of flu vaccine made at the Holly Springs plant, 13 years after that initial visit to Chiron.

Huge vaccine plant in Holly Springs Huge vaccine plant in Holly Springs

Updated October 5

Premium Lock RTI sells semiconductor tech group to Florida firm

RTI International RTI International is selling its semiconductor technology group as well as a building that houses the unit's operations in RTP to Florida-based Micross Components.

Updated October 5

Retired exec returns to assume Research Triangle CEO role

Elizabeth Rooks   A familiar face is assuming the CEO's job as head of the Research Triangle Foundation, replacing the departing Bob Geolas. Elizabeth Rooks, who retired in late 2015, takes over the CEO job on an interim basis. The rest of the RTF management team "remains in place."

October 5

Joan Siefert Rose: Why US should put out welcome mat for foreign entrepreneurs

Joan Siefert Rose We have been fortunate to attract people who see opportunities the rest of us miss. That's why I'm hopeful that the "startup visa" program for international entrepreneurs proposed by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will continue to put out the welcome mat for foreign-born innovators who create companies that, in turn, provide jobs and wealth.

Updated October 5

ABB to keep Power Grids unit which employs 500 in Raleigh

ABB, the international power and technology company that employs hundreds in the Triangle, says it will keep its Power Grids business unit rather than spin it off. That group has a huge presence in Raleigh, including a center of excellence for smart grids.

ABB keeps Power Grids unit ABB keeps Power Grids unit

Updated October 5

Premium Lock American Underground launching program for consumer product startups

Funding by a $100,000 grant from NC IDEA, the American Underground is rolling out a new incubation program for startups in the consumer product space. Adam Klein, chief strategist for the AU, explains what the program is all about in an exclusive Q&A.

Startup Stampede Startup Stampede

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