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Gigabit Internet access is becoming a reality in the Triangle, and a first-of-its-kind report about the economic impact of ultrafast networks shows that communities where fiber-optic access is deployed are enjoying a "positive impact on economic activity."
Leaders from across the Queen City are gathering today for the Charlotte Chamber's "Technology Summit" at which it is sharing new jobs data that shows the region is "no doubt ... quickly making a name for itself."
HCL Technologies will add some 1,237 jobs at its operations in Cary after signing an agreement with the state of North Carolina to includes nearly $20 million in tax incentives and grant money.
North Carolina's solar and renewable power industry is getting a big boost from the federal government. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discloses support for 39 projects in the state worth more than $55 million during a visit to Bunn today. Meanwhile, President Obama in Washington is unveiling plans to train 50,000 vets for solar jobs.
Jim Goodnight said what? New at Republic Wireless, IBM paycuts, and more:Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday as curated by @WRALTechWire.
The Council for Entrepreneurial development puts on its annual venture capital conference in Raleigh today and Wednesday. The "stars" will be nearly 80 startups, including 18 that will be showcased specifically for investors. Another 60 will be vying for attention in the "Demo Room."
AvidXchange, a fast-growing provider of automated payment processes, plans to more than double the size of its work force, the company says. Gov. Pat McCrory announced the news and a state tax incentive worth more than $7.5 million if all the jobs promised are created.
Duke Energy says it will invest $500 million in multiple projects to expand its solar power capacity in North Carolina. One solar farm in Duplin County will be the largest east of the Mississippi. The state's sustainable energy business association sees the deal as a big boost to N.C.'s solar industry.
Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with nearly 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.
Red Hat's announcement to support the Citrix incubator program in Raleigh stole the headlines at the Innovate Raleigh Summit on Wednesday. But what happened the rest of the day as civic leaders, entrepreneurs and business leaders discussed how to improve the capital city's startup sector? WRAL TechWire's Jason Parker has the details.
Citrix is preparing to launch an entrepreneurial startup program at its new Citrix-Sharefile headquarters in Raleigh. Wednesday night, red Hat committed to supporting the effort. So is the City of Raleigh.
The fourth Forward Triangle - Triangle Entrepreneurship Week continues today with three programs and a closing party. DataPalooza closes the week of activities on Friday.
The Innovate Raleigh summit kicks off today following a "Startup Crawl" tour of downtown Tuesday night. The summit will focus on ways to improve the city's entrepreneurship community. Meanwhile, the fourth Forward Triangle - Triangle Entrepreneurship Week continues.
Amazon is apparently planning to open a distribution center in Concord, N.C., based on job openings posted on its corporate website. The company has yet to confirm a decision, but media reports says a deal is near.
The calendar is set and tickets are now available for all the events that will make up the fourth Forward Triangle - Triangle Entrepreneurship Week coming next month. Today's highlights include legal advice, pitching, and the "Startup Crawl."
Jim Blome heads one of the world's largest seed companies, but he isn't ready to spill the beans on Bayer CropScience's future plans for expansion on its Research Triangle Park campus.