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Posts tagged “Economic development”

8:11 a.m. today

Bill boosting job incentives, data centers clears NC House committee

N.C. flag   ​A bill that would boost the state's efforts to recruit large companies to North Carolina, particularly big automakers, passed the House Finance Committee on a 30-9 vote Tuesday morning, despite opposition from both liberal and conservative lawmakers. The bill also offers discounted electricity for data centers. Crowdfunding is not in the bill.

Updated 7:15 a.m. today

McCrory lauds NC's growing life science industry power

Governor Pat McCrory takes the stage at the CED Life Science Conference in Raleigh to praise the sector's growing economic power across North Carolina. "One of great things your industry has done is help us get out of this recession," he says.

Sharing stage at Life Science Conference Sharing stage at Life Science Conference

Updated 6:40 a.m. yesterday

NC biotech startups share global spotlight in Raleigh

DNA      Some 1,000 of the smartest minds in biotech, crop science, medicine and medical devices are gathering in Raleigh today and Wednesday for the annual life science conference put on by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. A whopping 53 startups will have a chance to impress the best and brightest.

Updated 10:45 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Report: NC biotech sector produces $73B, responsible for 61,000 jobs

Biotech  A newly released report from research firm Battelle documents the continuing growth of the biotech industry across North Carolina. Jobs are up, economic impact is surging, and average salaries are at $81,000. In fact, biotech employment grew more than 30 percent between 2000 and 2012 compared to an overall job growth rate of 1 percent.

10:37 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Biotech industry impact case study: How Biogen spends $196M in state, employs 1,650 people

Inside the Battelle "Impact of Life Sciences in North Carolina" report: A break down on Biogen's "interactions," from jobs to partnerships and money spent with vendors.

Biogen's RTP plant Biogen's RTP plant

5:40 a.m. Monday

WTW in review: Last week's 70 headlines (Part Two)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

5:31 a.m. Monday

WTW in review: Last week's 70 headlines (Part One)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

Updated February 23

WTW in review: Last week's 55 headlines (Part One)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

Updated February 23

WTW in review: Last week's 55 headlines (Part Two)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

February 16

Report criticizes performance of state's jobs incentive program

Economic development A new analysis of one of the state's largest programs to entice job growth in North Carolina says a majority of those projects fail to deliver on promises of hiring, wages and investment.

Updated February 16

Networking leaders turn out for Quilt network coalition meeting

The Broadband Report: Technology executives across the country gathered last week in California to discuss advancements in research and education networks. Here's an inside look at what happened.

The Quilt The Quilt

Updated February 16

News in review: Last week's 61 WTW headlines (Part One)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

February 13

Crowdfunding is part of economic development package from House lawmakers

N.C. flag   Crowdfunding legislation is one of three pillars contained in proposed legislation that will be introduced next week in the N.C. House, reports WRAL's Mark Binker.

February 10

Report: Clean energy sector adds 5,000 jobs; many firms hiring

Clean energy  Clean energy-related firms employ nearly 23,000 people across North Carolina and now represent nearly $5 billion a year in economic impact, according to an annual survey conducted by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association. Plus, many firms are hiring.

Updated February 10

Premium Lock New report to show $14B jump in biotech impact on NC

Biotech  To those doubters who question the value of the biotechnology industry to North Carolina's economy, a forthcoming report will show how misplaced such thinking is. We've got a sneak peek for our Insiders.

February 9

WTW news in review: Last week's 39 headlines

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

February 6

Golden LEAF, a key funder for NCREN, offers $50M for car-plant hunt

Golden LEAF Foundation Golden LEAF said Thursday that the economic development group's board has set aside $50 million to help attract an automobile manufacturer to North Carolina. The group was a key funder in the building of the state-wide North Carolina Research and Education Network.

February 5

Governor calls for Department of Information Technology

Gov. Pat McCrory Anyone from North Carolina's high-tech sector watching Gov. Pat McCrory's state of the state address on Wednesday might have perked up a bit when they heard him call for a new cabinet-level department focused on information technology.

February 4

Report: Silicon Valley's tech economy is booming

A study released Tuesday shows Silicon Valley's tech economy is continuing to boom, with 58,000 new jobs and 42,000 new residents last year and all indications the record growth will continue.

Silicon Valley in image from Google Maps Silicon Valley in image from Google Maps

February 4

Democrats call for more incentives to boost NC economy

N.C. flag   ​House Democrats on Tuesday called for a renewed commitment to providing incentives to businesses to bring jobs to North Carolina.

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