Posts tagged “Economic development”

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Premium Lock 100+ scientists, statisticians pitch in to help non-profits at SAS hackathon

Non-profit organizations StepUp Durham, Habitat for Humanity, public health startup Counter Tools, and the Anti-Defamation League can make better use of data today after receiving plenty of expertise from volunteers at a SAS-hosted hackathon.

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Premium Lock Think tank: How robots will save the U.S. economy

What America needs to drive economic growth and improve productivity is more computers, mobile broadband, cloud services, software tools, sensor networks, 3-D printing, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and, yes, robots.

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May 19

Moogfest day one recap: Highlights, photos, videos

The ExitEvent team is Chronicling the art, music, technology and conversations taking over downtown Durham during Moogfest, which runs through the weekend. Here's a recap of day one.

Talib Kweli onstage at Moogfest Talib Kweli onstage at Moogfest

May 19

Resident group proposes Airbnb rules for Raleigh

Resident group proposed Airbnb rules for Raleigh The Raleigh task force resident group proposed official Airbnb regulations at a meeting Thursday evening, voting to recommend allowing short-term rentals in Raleigh through sites like Airbnb.

May 17

Premium Lock Think tank spells out plan to feds for data innovation

Data Innovation How can the federal government help the private sector to accelerate improvements in data innovation and thus "enhance quality of life"? The Center for Data Innovation has a plan. Here are the details.

May 16

High-price immigration: Chinese spent $24B on US, other 'golden visas'

Immigration debate More than 100,000 Chinese have poured at least $24 billion in the last decade into "golden visa" programs across the world that offer residence in exchange for investment, an Associated Press analysis has found. Nowhere is Chinese demand greater than in the United States, which has taken in at least $7.7 billion and issued more than 40,000 visas to Chinese investors and their families in the past decade, the AP found.

May 15

Mike Walden: What continues to divide us over taxes

Mike Walden Get ready for an upcoming bruising battle over altering federal income taxes. And if the battle comes this summer - as it did in 1985 - get ready for a sweaty debate. But hopefully - with my information - you'll be able to decide on the outline of your favorite plan.

May 15

Premium Lock Robot future: IBM acts for jobs on a best-in-class way forward via public-private partnerships (+ video)

In the second of a two-part report abot robotics' threat to jobs for humans in the future, Geoff Woollacott, Senior Strategy Consultant and Principal Analyst at Technology Business Research, outlines ideas from IBM to help people stay employed.

May 15

Premium Lock Robot future: Before Bill Gates can tax C-3PO, IBM offers a better way forward

We are at the dawn of profound economic change spurred by technological innovation, which The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman captures in his book "Thank You for Being Late." The underlying economic disruptions and dislocations are felt across the globe, especially in developed countries, where many political pollsters credit innovation for triggering the populist uprisings that led to the Brexit and President Trump and that have permeated the recent French presidential election cycle. So who has a better idea for dealing with this future? Bill Gates and taxing robots or IBM and forming partnerships to train workers?

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May 12

Premium Lock Think tank: China deal does little to protect US advanced industries

China trade China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting American supermarket shelves as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement., but the deal does little to help advanced American industries, says the head of a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.

May 12

How can Wilmington grow more life sciences or hardware or enterprise software companies?

Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington is hosting an event where the discussion will focus on bringing more technology and innovation, building successful companies, and creating more jobs. What are the steps to success?

May 11

Triangle tech events calendar is packed for May, beyond

A wide variety of events, including Moogfest and InnovateHER programs, are among highlights on the Triangle's tech calendar in coming weeks.

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May 10

Google: We generate $2.38B in business across NC

Google Google says it is driving $2.38 billion worth of economic activity across North Carolina while working with thousands of website publishers and providing free advertising to non-profits. That's nearly triple the impact Google first reported in 2009.

Updated May 10

Credit Suisse gets $40m in tax breaks, adds 1,200 jobs in NC

​Credit Suisse is adding 1,200 jobs at its technology hub in North Carolina, which approved more than $40 million in tax breaks on Tuesday to lure the jobs away from the New York City area.

Credit Suisse announces new jobs for Triangle Credit Suisse announces new jobs for Triangle

May 10

IT jobs among the 550 insurance company AXA adding in Charlotte

New jobs     Insurance company AXA plans to add 550 jobs in Charlotte over the next five years, nearly doubling its local workforce.

May 9

SAS, Duke University, RTI top NC employers on Forbes 'Best Employers' lists

Forbes  SAS, Duke University and RTI International are among the world's best employers, according to two lists compiled by Forbes.

May 9

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals is hiring at NC manufacturing plant

New jobs     Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, an India-based global pharmaceutical company, is hiring at its pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the Union County community of Monroe, outside Charlotte.

Updated May 8

So how did NC earn top business site selection honor despite HB2?

NC tops Site Selection magazine competition Even the editors of Site Selection magazine acknowledge that the naming of North Carolina as the best business location "will come as a shock to some" in the wake of the 2016 controversy that swirled around the "bathroom bill" known as HB2. The editors explain why.

May 2

Premium Lock Monica Doss, part 2: Entrepreneurship 'is North Carolina's future'

Monica Doss In the second part of our exclusive Q&A with longtime CED president Monica Doss, the WRAL TechWire Hall of Fame inductee discusses why she remains involved in startups and stresses that our state's future rests on new and emerging companies - not just in tech.

May 2

Survey: Triangle entrepreneurs remain optimistic for sales, hiring

Startups   Entering the second quarter of 2017, Triangle entrepreneurs remain just about as optimistic as they were when the new year began, according to the Quarterly Outlook of Triangle Entrepreneurs. And that's good news, says the exec running the survey.

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