Posts tagged “Economic development”

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Premium Lock Trade vs. productivity: What caused US manufacturing's decline and how to revive it

Unemployment Analysis: Automation was not the primary culprit behind manufacturing job losses, and now too little automation is depressing U.S. output and leading to stagnation in U.S. manufacturing, says a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

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Crowdfunding, 'High Five,' Pendomonium events highlight regional entrepreneurial event calendar

Three events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in he Triangle in coming weeks. These are in addition to the CED Life Science conference. Here is an overview of upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.

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Updated 7:28 a.m. Tuesday

Report spells out strategy for how NC can cash in on 'data economy'

Big data  As billions of devices become linked to the Internet of Things and people as well as governments and companies generate terabytes of data daily, the "data economy" is flourishing. But how can North Carolina best capitalize on this tech opportunity? A new report outlines several recommendations.

Updated 6:50 a.m. Tuesday

Corning to expand NC optical fiber plants, add 410 jobs

Fiber optic network                      Corning Optical Communications already employs more than 3,000 people in five North Carolina facilities, including two of the world's largest fiber manufacturing sites in Midland and Wilmington and two of the largest fiber cabling plants in Winston-Salem and Hickory.

6:00 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Analysis: Automation, not policy, will kill H-1B visas

Immigration graphic TBR believes enterprise IT buyers -- the very large American companies using India-centric offshore services vendors -- will continue skipping over the details around their IT vendor's country of establishment and find an IT services company that can offer savings at scale, likely through automation, and can deliver on the emerging technology promises of digital transformation, regardless of substantial policy changes.

9:59 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Incentives beyond tax breaks are crucial to economic growth

Economy There's no doubt that when a site selection consultant provides a report to a client company looking for a new home or expansion of a facility the level of cash incentives can be a tie breaker, and most CEO's will admit that cash incentives that help defray costs can be very attractive in the boardroom. The fact is that incentives are not, and should not, be limited to cash incentives or tax breaks which can have questionable financial impacts on the states or political subdivisions offering them.

Updated February 14

IBM's top exec defends Trump role in letter to employees

Some IBM workers as well as thousands of other tech company employees at Google and elsewhere continue to speak out against President Donald Trump. But in a letter to IBMers, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty defends her continuing role as a member of a Trump advisory committee.

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February 6

Premium Lock Red Hat adding 60 jobs in Ireland, investing $13M

Red Hat Red Hat is investing some $13 million and adding as many as 60 jobs as part of an expansion of its operations in Ireland.

February 3

Economist: How can we get to 4% economic growth?

Mike Walden Analysis: There may be some strong headwinds blowing against the Trump Administration's goal of doubling economic growth. Nonetheless, if the new President and his team want to focus on boosting economic growth, what factors should they consider?

Updated February 2

John Kane's vision for Research Triangle Regional Partnership: Marketing, branding

Raleigh real estate mogul John Kane and the board of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership have not only selected a new CEO but also embarked on a new mission: Marketing and support rather than a more direct involvement in economic recruiting and development.

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Updated February 1

Premium Lock NSF funding shows North Carolina emerging as a nanotech hotbed

To some it might seem surprising that four of the 23 universities named as sites and awarded grants under the National Science Foundation's National Nanotechnology Coordinating Infrastructure Program were in North Carolina. Here's why it's not a surprise to those who follow nanotech developments.

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February 1

Research Triangle Regional Partnership picks new exec director

Research Triangle Regional Partnership Ryan Combs, a former aide to U.S. Senator Richard Burr and a director of government affairs for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, will be the new executive director of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership.

January 31

Charter Communications hiring 215 for sales jobs

Help wanted sign        Charter Communications is adding 160 new jobs and hiring 215 people overall for inbound sales positions.

Updated January 31

Travel ban could block Iranian researcher from Duke project

Immigration debate An Iranian researcher may not be able to assist a Duke University project to help paralyzed people walk again because of President Donald Trump's order halting travel to the U.S. from several predominantly Muslim countries.

Updated January 25

Premium Lock What to expect at SAS after another year of growth: Modest hiring, possible Asia expansion

Facing currency headwinds thanks to a stronger US dollar, SAS still grew revenues in 2016 in a streak dating back to 1976. As for what's to come in 2017, SAS Chief Marketing Officer Randy Guard projects more growth, jobs, possible expansion in Asia, and continuing development of new products as well as services.

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January 25

Premium Lock Diversity across tech industry: Lots of attention, little progress

Diversity  The tech industry brought us self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and 3-D printers. But when it comes to racial and gender diversity, its leading companies are no trailblazers.

January 24

Premium Lock Wilmington 'State of Startups' event set for Feb. 16

On Feb. 16, the Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (NEW) and its sponsors will host the State of the Startups in Wilmington at Ironclad Brewery. NEW has lined up an impressive list of local entrepreneurs and regional investors to address a wide range of topics.

Paul Singh, left, drew a crowd in Wilmington Paul Singh, left, drew a crowd in Wilmington

Updated January 24

Premium Lock LaunchRaleigh: A new program to boost Southeast Raleigh entrepreneurs

A new partnership of seven organizations, including Shaw University, the Rotary Club of North Raleigh and Wake Tech, welcomes its first 24 entrepreneurs for the first cadre of the new LaunchRaleigh entrepreneurship program.

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