Posts tagged “Economic development”

10:52 a.m. today

Premium Lock As Iron Yard departs, American Underground has 13K square feet to fill

American Underground      Iron Yard's announcement earlier this week that it plans to cease operations in November leaves management of the American Underground with a challenge: How to fill 13,000 square feet of office space?

10:28 a.m. today

Mike Walden: Why can't we get the economy just right?

Mike Walden We'd like to get the economy "just right" for everyone but usually appear to fail. One of the frequent questions I'm asked in my many public presentations is, "Why can't smart economists and public policymakers get the economy 'just right'?"

6:59 a.m. today

Coding school Iron Yard is shutting down, including Durham, Raleigh sites

The Iron Yard The Iron Yard, a four-year-old startup focusing on providing coding training, is shutting down. The firm operates two campuses in the Triangle, including a site in property operated by The American Underground.

Updated 12:02 p.m. yesterday

Biotech, pharma services provider moving HQ to Durham

Alcami ​Alcami, a leading product development and manufacturing services provider for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, plans to finish relocating its international headquarters from Wilmington to Durham in 2018.

Updated 7:36 a.m. yesterday

Tech exec Steve Malik uses entrepreneurial skills in Major League Soccer, stadium pitches

Steve Malik's entrepreneurial success combined with his love for soccer could bring a major league soccer team to the Triangle as well as a new stadium. Presentations on Wednesday show Malik's entrepreneurial touch with his plans for a stadium in downtown Raleigh.

Proposed soccer/multi-use stadium for Raleigh Proposed soccer/multi-use stadium for Raleigh

Updated 2:24 p.m. Wednesday

Vivek Wadhwa: Amazon-Whole Foods deal shows disruptive competition comes out of nowhere

Vivek Wadhwa    The march of Amazon shows that this is the new nature of disruption: Disruptive competition comes out of nowhere. The incumbents aren't ready for this and as a result, the vast majority of today's leading companies will likely become what I call toast--in a decade or less.

10:30 a.m. Wednesday

Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns: It's a 'time of power' for women in tech

Xerox  With headlines about sexual harassment sweeping Silicon Valley, the former CEO of Xerox has a message for women: Don't avoid the tech industry.

Updated 1:12 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock RTP's job market: Thousands of open positions but tough to fill

Help wanted sign        Even with unemployment well below 5 percent in the Research Triangle market, many companies are looking for workers. But their demands are high with a heavy emphasis on college degrees, work experience and technical skills. Here's a look at what employers are seeking.

Updated 11:54 a.m. Tuesday

New coworking space for science startups to open in Durham

BioLabs North Carolina, which is part of a growing national network offering coworking space for emerging science companies, will begin offering 42,000 square feet of space in downtown Durham later this year. Partners include GlaxoSmithKline, Wexford Science & Technology, and law firm Wyrick Robbins.

The Chesterfield Building The Chesterfield Building

6:01 a.m. Tuesday

Raleigh-based Social Beverage raises nearly $1.4M, wants $4M

Venture capital Social Beverage Co., a Raleigh-based firm, has raised $1.38 million in a private equity offering, according to a filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

6:45 a.m. Monday

Bullish on ag tech, Alexandria creating R&D 'mega campus' in RTP

Already a major landlord in the Research Triangle Park, California-based Alexandria Real Estate Equities is developing a unique multi-tenant research and development campus in the Research Triangle Park to drive North Carolina's global leadership in agricultural biotechnology.

Pproposed entryway to Alexandria Center for AgTech Pproposed entryway to Alexandria Center for AgTech

July 14

Premium Lock Durham's newest HQ: Fast-growing software firm Prescient (+ video)

Three months after raising a whopping $40 million in venture capital, Colorado-based construction software startup Prescient is moving its headquarters to Durham. The move follows the firm's decision a year ago to construct a 200-employee plant in the Triad.

July 12

Premium Lock Ways forward for women entrepreneurs to end 'endemic bias'

Diversity  A new report from international consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in conjunction with The Crowdfunding Center not only provides data that shows the success women are having as entrepreneurs in raising crowdfunding but also provides recommendations on how women, governments, agencies, investors, educators and men can help drive more diversity in startup funding. Here's a look.

July 11

Premium Lock Why ecommerce jobs are rising faster than brick-and-mortar jobs disappear

New jobs     The New York Times is highlighting a story about the top economist at the Progressive Policy Institute who says jobs related to ecommerce are rising faster than jobs being lost by traditional brick-and-mortar retailers. Here are Mandel's reasons as spelled out at the institute.

July 10

Mike Walden: Has North Carolina's economy taken a U-turn?

Economy The argument that North Carolina's economy has made a U-turn is based on analyzing a concept called per capita income. Per capita income is simply calculated as total income in the state divided by total population. A complementary measure is per worker earnings, measured by taking total earnings from working in the state and dividing by the number of workers. So what's all this mean?

July 10

Premium Lock Smart cities & IoT: Thinking outside the trash bin for solutions

Internet of Things City governments looking for ways to utilize the Internet of Things to improve services can learn something by thinking outside the box - as in trash bins. Technology Bushiness Research Analyst Daniel Callahan offers his thoughts based on a recent IoT conference.

July 6

Infosys to receive $25M in state grants, benefits if tech firm hits 2K job target

Infosys will be looking to hire local software developers, analysts, architects and other technology professionals for its outsourcing services. The company says it plans to add as many as 10,000 U.S. jobs in the coming years, with four hubs around the country.

Gov. Cooper holds news conference to discuss jobs announcement Gov. Cooper holds news conference to discuss jobs announcement

July 3

Premium Lock Why IT projects fail - Insight from a Duke researcher

Why do so many information technology projects fail? Duke Fuqua business school professor Jeremy Petranka takes a look.

July 3

State grant to help boost bioscience development in eastern NC

Biotechnology  NCEast Alliance, a Greenville-based economic development organization serving 28 counties with about 1.3 million residents in eastern North Carolina, will receive $100,000 from the state to help develop the region's growing life science sector.

July 3

Premium Lock Joe Magno: Leadership and diamonds - the four C's of quality

Joe Magno Finding and choosing good leaders for any business or organization, like searching for a diamond, can be a challenge, especially today. Applying the 4 "C's" of leadership could help, says Joe Magno, executive director of NC COIN.

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