Posts tagged “Economic development”
Lenovo is teaming with big international real estate developer Tishman Speyer for a huge $1.35 billion real estate project just outside Hong Kong. Will there be any impact on the Triangle? WTW talks with a Lenovo executive about the deal.
High speed internet access improves lives and has a positive impact on the economy, education and healthcare, according to recently released research.
The departure of three top executives at the Research Triangle Regional Partnership triggered a delay in a new strategic plan for the region. What it will look like exactly is unknown as development continues. But a new plan unveiled this week in Charlotte could be a preview for what to expect in the Triangle, especially given the partners involved and the similar strengths of both regions.
Cree expects to spend the next six months after the sale of its Wolfspeed division to Infineon Technologies closes working through the transition. But by 2017 it will to be on the way to a Cree 3.0 focusing on its LED lighting business, and looking for M&A opportunities, Cree chair and CEO Chuck Swoboda says.
Two seven-story buildings covering almost 350,000 square feet will be constructed on what is now a large parking lot as the Durham Innovation District project picks up momentum.
Put a placeholder on your calendar for August 24, 2016 if you want to join business services giant Ernst & Young in Research Triangle Park for a public discussion of its 2016 "Beyond borders" report on the bioscience industry.
North Carolina jumps four spots to rank fifth in "America's Top States for Business" survey from CNBC. The state scores best in access to capital along with technology and innovation. However, "HB2" drives down "quality of life" rating, CNBC says. But the governor's office notes N.C. actually imrpoved its ranking in that category.
Durham-based contract drug manufacturer Patheon is gearing up for an IPO that could generate as much as $700 million. NCBiotech Writer Jim Shamp offers an overview of the company and its growing presence in North Carolina.
An online learning company said Tuesday it will expand its Cary operation, creating 450 jobs over the next five years.
Another executive is leaving the Research Triangle Regional Partnership. He's the third to leave in a month.
Some 50 bills are awaiting Gov. Pat McCrory's signature - or veto. Among them is crowdfunding legislation, which opens up new opportunities for startups and investors. But a much larger economic development bill that could have been big news for the entire state failed, leaving media attention focused on HB2. What a shame.
It's official: The Federal Aviation Administration has signed off on production of the HondaJet. The corporate jets are being built in Greensboro.
Analysis: The on-going transformation occurring in the economy is bringing more negative side effects to our state than to the nation. Stated another, North Carolina can be viewed as "ground zero" for the seismic shifts that are happening in the economy.
Paul Gilster takes us to space about that new triple star system; Brooks Bell blogger discusses the risks of ecommerce personalization; Chris Heivly touts the next Jobs Under the Big Top event; and HQRaleigh confirms its expansion to Charleston, S.C.