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Posts tagged “Economic development”

6:21 a.m. today

WTW news in review: Week of May 23, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 23, part two of two.

6:18 a.m. today

WTW news in review: Week of May 23, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 23, part one of two.

Updated May 27

Tech, law firms drive recent job growth, expansions in Raleigh

Jobs        Expansions by technology and law firms are driving job growth in Raleigh. Wake County Economic Development says seven expansions were announced in April. So far this year, Wake County says there have been 15 new and expansion announcements totaling 431 jobs and $19.5 million in investment.

Updated May 26

Vivek Wadhwa: Trump's iPhone manufacturing in US idea isn't crazy

Vivek Wadhwa Former Triangle tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa, now an author, academic and frequent blogger, says Apple bringing iPhone manufacturing to the U.S. from China is not a far-fetched idea.

Updated May 26

Report: NC economy surges 'very strong' 3.4%

Economy North Carolina's economy is surging with an index of data climbing to its highest point in two years, says NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden. A key driving: 43 percent gain in building permits. Wages are up, too. Another boost: Decline of the dollar vs. foreign currencies.

Updated May 25

Premium Lock Exclusive: Development execs explain how Raleigh won Silicon Valley firm's expansion, jobs

WalkMe's decision to locate a regional operation in Raleigh, which could lead to hundreds of jobs, is a major economic win for Raleigh, Wake County and the Triangle. In these post-HB2 days, how did the victory come about - especially without the lure of tax incentives? WRAL TechWire gets the inside story from two of the economic development execs who helped secure the Silicon Valley startup's expansion.

Welcoming WalkMe to Raleigh Welcoming WalkMe to Raleigh

Updated May 25

Silicon Valley software firm WalkMe plans to hire 'hundreds' in Raleigh

New jobs     WalkMe, a Silicon Valley-based software firm, has opened an office in Raleigh and plans to hire "hundreds" of people over the next several years. The firm already lists 11 open positions in Raleigh.

Updated May 25

IBM aims for more collaboration with center at NCSU's Centennial Campus

IBM is opening what it calls at Education Collaboration Center on N.C. State's Centennial Campus, saying it wants to work with faculty and students to "make a difference in the world." The tech giant says it is providing a mix of gifts, equipment and services worth $30 million.

IBM's Collaboration Center at NCSU IBM's Collaboration Center at NCSU

May 24

Premium Lock New digital news competitor for RTP: Crain's

Crain's Crain's, the business publishing conglomerate, is expanding its digital footprint to the Triangle. The daily newsletter means more competition for tech, life science and other business news across RTP.

May 24

Wilmington's impressive biotech, life science entrepreneurial potential

Guest opinion: "I had an exciting adult field trip in my own town, within my own university, as I explored the world of biotechnology and life science business opportunities in Wilmington," writes UNCW professor Dr. Suzanne Altobello.

Elizabeth Baker addresses NEW crowd Elizabeth Baker addresses NEW crowd

May 23

WTW news in review: Week of May 16, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 16, part two of two.

May 23

WTW news in review: Week of May 16, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 16, part one of two.

Updated May 20

Cisco tells NC employees: 'Extremely disappointed' in HB2

The top North Carolina executive for Cisco, which is one of the largest high-tech employers in Research Triangle Park with some 5,000 workers and contractors, holds a teleconference to discuss the controversial House Bill 2. Cisco says it is "extremely disappointed and concerned" about HB2.

Ed Paradise Ed Paradise

Updated May 20

Triangle plans for growth despite a big elephant (HB2) in the room

The elephant wasn't seen but roar could almost be heard. In the room if invisible and quiet, the big animal overshadowed the annual "State of the Research Triangle Region" event. HB2 - the controversial lesbian, gay, transsexual, bisexual or LGBT bill - wasn't mentioned directly. But allusions were clear, and in interviews executives agree: HB2 is bad for the state's image as well as economic development.

Charles Hayes talks the future at state of the region event Charles Hayes talks the future at state of the region event

Updated May 20

Moogfest: RTP should be a mashup of The Magic Kingdom and Tomorrowland

Research Triangle Park needs to become "a mashup of Tomorowland and the Magic Kingdom," Bob Geolas, president and CEO the Research Triangle Park Foundation told the audience at the Moogfest Future Cities panel discussion Thursday afternoon.

Moogfest Future Cities Panel  Moogfest Future Cities Panel

Updated May 19

Broad NC economic development bill 'on the table'

N.C. flag           Members of the Senate and the House have filed sprawling economic development bills that are a compendium of wish-lists from the North Carolina Chamber, the McCrory administration and bills that have fallen short of passage in prior legislative sessions.

May 18

HB2 is making recruiting of businesses more challenging

Asked on Tuesday if conversations about House Bill 2 were making his job harder, North Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary John Skvarla said yes. But he insisted that much of the blowback was the result of a political campaign against Gov. Pat McCrory.

John Skvarla John Skvarla

May 17

After evaluating HB2, drug maker going ahead with plans for $20M Durham County facility

House Bill 2 ‚ÄčA drug-maker that spent six weeks deciding whether to scrap plans for a new North Carolina factory after the state passed a law limiting some LBGT protections says it's going ahead.

May 16

WTW news in review: Week of May 9, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 9, part two of two.

May 16

WTW news in review: Week of May 9, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 9, part one of two.

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