Posts tagged “Economic development”

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Premium Lock National Venture Capital Association sues Trump Administration over delay of International Entrepreneur Rule

Immigration debate Seeking to compel the Trump Administration to begin processing applications for immigrant entrepreneurs under the now-delayed International Entrepreneur Rule, the National Venture Capital Association has sued. Plus: What the IER rule would have allowed.

September 15

Premium Lock Wall Street bets Amazon will doom department stores, retailers (+ video: Amazon's latest expansion)

It's obviously a terrible time to be a brick-and-mortar retailer. But Wall Street is betting that things will get even worse for department stores and retailers. And Amazon, which is looking for a second headquarters, just keeps expanding.

Updated September 13

Infosys President: Workforce talent, education are keys to NC expansion (+ video)

Availability of a talented workforce and access to the North Carolina Community College System are at the top of the list of reasons why Infosys selected Raleigh for 2,000 new jobs, says the firm's president and deputy chief operating officer.

Updated September 12

Exclusive: Infosys 'absolutely' commits to expansion in Raleigh despite management changes, will hire Americans

In an exclusive Q&A, Infosys President Ravi Kumar says the India tech giant remains "absolutely" committed to expansion in North Carolina despite management changes within the company. He explains in detail why Infosys picked Raleigh, as announced Tuesday, for a 2,000 job commitment. He also says Infosys will hire American workers.

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September 12

Tech services firm to hire 300 in Triangle, pay up to $250K

Help wanted sign        Conduent Business Services, a global firm with 95,000 employees spread across 60 countries which was formerly part of Xerox, is looking to hire 300 people in the Triangle. The jobs are full time and offer salaries as high as $250,000, the company says.

Updated September 11

Premium Lock John Kane: Government must 'lead the efforts' to land Amazon HQ2

John Kane, the mastermind behind the continuing evolution of Raleigh's North Hills into one of the southeast's premier multi-use developments, sees the Triangle as being a legitimate contender for Amazon's mammoth HQ2 project. But he also says government has to take the lead in wooing Jeff Bezos and company for the deal.

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September 11

Premium Lock Opening for advanced prototyping center Hangar6 in RTP is delayed

Hangar6, the advanced prototyping center in RTP, will not open as expected on Sept. 13 as planned, due to issues in construction, says Andy Schwarb who runs the First Flight Venture Center. However, progress is being made and a lab director is already on board.

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Updated September 8

Premium Lock Duke survey: Hiring 'right employees' is execs' biggest concern (+ video)

Companies' inability to hire the "right employees" and retain current workers is the top concern of executives, according to Duke University's latest business survey. The findings reflect those of a survey from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants last week. Plus: Watch a video summary. And: Execs' top concerns, 1-10.

September 8

NC economic development officials stay mum on Amazon HQ2

New jobs     NC Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland and the Economic Development Partnership for North Carolina are staying mum about the mammoth Amazon HQ2 project, although Copeland says "North Carolina has a great story to tell." But two other groups are very open about their interest.

Updated September 8

Research Triangle Foundation: RTP is 'perfect solution' for Amazon HQ2 project

Leaders at the research Triangle Foundation wasted no time when news broke before dawn that Amazon was shopping for a second headquarters worth $5 billion and 50,000 jobs. They are already working on a proposal and lining up partners.

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Updated September 8

Amazon's HQ2 shopping list is tailor-made for RTP

A review of Amazon's "key preferences and decision drivers" for a new, second headquarters worth $5 billion or more and coming with 50,000 jobs matches very well with Research Triangle Park as a destination. Here's why.

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September 7

Premium Lock So who are the other top contenders for Amazon HQ2?

Speculation is rampant over what metro areas hold the most allure for a second Amazon headquarters and the project's $5 billion investment along with 50,000 jobs. Here are some leaders, based on media and other reports.

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Updated September 7

Raleigh's Hopscotch Festival brings together designers and entrepreneurs

‚ÄčThe fourth annual Hopscotch Design Festival, a conference connecting designers, entrepreneurs and storytellers in the Triangle, kicked-off Thursday morning in downtown Raleigh.

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Updated September 7

Amazon plans $5B investment, 50,000 jobs in search for 2nd HQ

Seattle-based Amazon is launching a search for a second headquarters site, promising to invest more than $5 billion and create as many as 50,000 "high-paying jobs." Amazon wants proposals by Oct. 19.

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September 7

NCSU economist: Triangle 'will be at top' of Amazon HQ2 project

Mike Walden After reading Amazon's shopping list for a new second headquarters worth some $5 billion and creating 50,000 jobs, NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden declares: "I think the Triangle region will be at the top of their list." Here's why.

Updated September 7

Amazon spells out HQ2 requirements: Urban campus, mass transit, airport access, more

Amazon's shopping list for a second headquarters site is long - and demanding. From an urban setting to access for mass transit, a nearby international airport, and much more.

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September 6

Downtown Durham businesses rally to keep special tax district

American Tobacco Campus  Several Downtown Durham business leaders, including representatives from the American Tobacco Campus and the American Underground, spoke out Tuesday night in favor of keeping the Downtown Business Improvement District.

Updated September 5

Entrepalooza, SPARKcon, Tech Venture highlight Triangle tech calendar

A wide variety of events, including Entrepalooza, SPARKcon, Tech Venture, are among highlights on the Triangle's tech calendar in coming weeks.

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