Posts tagged “Economic development”
In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Job fair today at NC State's McKimmon Center; Facebook building third $200M data center in NC; Cisco opening RTP healthcenter for employees, NC on shortlist for GE HQ?
Raleigh is outpacing Durham in GDP growth the last five years, but Durham saw strong growth since 2012. Raleigh racked up a whooping 26 percent GDP growth to $72 million from 2009 to 2014, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). But Durham has done particularly well the last three years.
Deutsche Bank will add another 250 jobs at its Cary Technology Center with a Jobs Development Incentive from the state worth up to $3.38 million over 12 years if the company meets hiring goals, the North Carolina Commerce Department Secretary John Skvarla and Gov. Pat McCrory announced Tuesday.
The North Carolina state Senate unanimously approved more funds for economic development Monday and a final Senate and House vote on the NC Competes legislation are expected today. The bill restores Jobs Development Investment Grant (JDIG) funding exhausted last fall.
Planning to attend the Innovate Raleigh event over the next two days? A Startup Crawl is set for Thursday followed by the conference on Friday. ExitEvent has published a detailed map of venues.
The Raleigh Innovators Program, which is backed by the Citrix Startup Accelerator, Red Hat, Cherokee, HQ Raleigh and the City of Raleigh, has picked 12 startup teams from an international field of applicants for its latest three-month program.
U.S. job openings are at a record 5.8 million, and Duke University says a key reason is employers can't find skilled workers. As a result, they are planning to boost pay. They also continue to push for more foreign workers through high-tech visas. The risks of a workers' skills gap? A less competitive U.S. economy, and relocation overseas if firms can't find workers here, warns a Duke economics professor.
It's hard to believe that it's been less than three years since we created the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster. Five years ago, virtually no one knew cleantech existed in the region. Today, the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina is recognized as a global cleantech hot spot, writes Ed White, CEO and chair of Field2Base as well as chairman of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster.
How this year's Innovate Raleigh Summit is different, and why we're focusing on inclusivity and diversity, according to Allyson Sutton of HQRaleigh. She wrote this blog for ExitEvent.
Ten years ago, co-working spaces were a new concept, providing shared desks for freelancers and entrepreneurs as single "mom and pop" shops. Today, the one-off, mom and pop spaces have been mostly replaced with chain companies, providing real estate developers a new way to lease traditional office space and to make connections with potential tenants. But chains don't dominate in the Triangle.
The media is becoming more filled each day with stories highlighting the growing number of robots taking over jobs once done by humans. Is the future a jobless ones for you and me with machines taking over? Here's some interesting insight from an expert in the field of artificial intelligence: A professor at Warwick Business School in the U.K.
Donald Trump and former tech executive Carly Fiorina are the top two presidential contenders in terms of who would be best for business, says a new survey of chief financial officers by Duke University. But none of the contenders received more than 19.4 percent of the "votes."
The Institute for Emerging Issues will work with five N.C. cities that have been selected to participate in a new program called InnovateNC. The innovation-focused economic development initiative covers two years and includes multiple partners.
SAS will add more than 80 acres of land currently used by N.C. State for agricultural research under an "exchange" program through which a SAS subsidiary will acquire other properties that match or exceed the appraised $11.66 million value of the land. SAS, however, says it has no immediate plans for use of the property.
The American Tobacco Campus is helping companies with employees at the massive Durham complex fight traffic by offering free bus passes that are good through June 30, 2016. And the offer is working with more than 200 passes issued.
On Tuesday, Silicon Valley-based IXL, an education technology company already with global reach for its products and services, disclosed the opening of its first East Coast office, picking Raleigh. The company also is hiring with nine jobs available and more to come. Why come to Raleigh? An IXL exec explains for our Insiders.