Posts tagged “Economic development”

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Building design firm to add 205 jobs in Mebane (+ video)

Prescient, which officials said has a design platform that offers a faster and more cost-effective alternative to conventional building, will invest more than $18.8 million in the facility at North Carolina Commerce Park near Mebane.

Updated August 26

Premium Lock New rule allows some immigrant entrepreneurs limited US stays; NVCA praises ,ove

The US Department of Homeland Security is going to make it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the country if they and their startup companies meet certain criteria to ensure they provide a "significant public benefit." That includes creating jobs and drawing investors to their US companies.

Max Levchin, co-founder of Paypal Max Levchin, co-founder of Paypal

Updated August 24

Metrics expanding drug storage facility as part of $80M expansion

Metrics Contract Services is in the midst of a major expansion in Greenville. Metrics Contract Services is investing $3.5 million in a 15,000-square-foot specialized drug stability storage expansion in Greenville that will triple its current capacity as part of a larger $80 million expansion. It plans to hire 110 scientists and technicians.

Updated August 22

Premium Lock Why 'skills gap' trainer General Assembly is coming to RTP - and how it differs from competitors

A new General Assembly is coming to the Triangle - and it's not made up of politicians. This General Assembly is a fast-growing workforce training startup that plans to open an operation somewhere in RTP in coming months. GA is looking for a local manager - and space. In an exclusive interview, WRAL TechWire talks with the firm's general manager for campus education and operations about why GA is coming to the Triangle plus how GA differs from competitors.

Updated August 22

56 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug. 8-14 (Part 2)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 8. part two

August 22

Don't miss these 53 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug.15-21 (Part 2)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 15. part two

August 22

Don't miss these 53 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug. 15-21 (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 15, part one of two.

Updated August 19

RTP Foundation expanding Frontier business space

The Research Triangle Park Foundation is expanding the availability of office space - from startups to established businesses - at The Frontier building (and soon to be more) in RTP. Plus: Get a breakdown on space availability.

Inside the Frontier Inside the Frontier

August 19

Guest opinion: Which economic plan will boost the economy?

Mike Walden Analysis: Now, just as in 1960 and almost every election since, today's presidential contest focuses on the economy. One of the big economic issues is relatively slow growth. Which candidate offers the best plan? Each of us has about two months to decide which best fits reality! Here's an overview of both plans.

August 19

Premium Lock Greensboro, Winston-Salem crack top 10 for lowest startup costs

Greensboro rises to No. 3 from No. 8 and Winston-Salem cracks the top 10 in a new survey ranking cities for lowest startup costs.

Tracking startup costs Tracking startup costs

Updated August 19

Lenovo expands RTP sales force as North America market grows

Lenovo is continuing to add a mix of full-time and contractor employees as it expands its sales force and call center operations to meet growing customer demand, says the company's top North America executive. Plus, Lenovo is remodeling part of a campus building "to offer all the things millennials love."

Emilio Ghilardi Emilio Ghilardi

August 15

$45M Golden LEAF grant boosts NCSU ag tech complex

North Carolina State University has received a $45 million grant from Golden LEAF, a Rocky Mount-based foundation, for planned plant research complex on Centennial Campus.

NCSU's new ag complex NCSU's new ag complex

August 15

56 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug. 8-14 (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 8, part one of two.

Updated August 12

Google-American Underground conference to focus on building 'best black led startups'

Google for Entrepreneurs and the American Underground are teaming up to put on a conference that they say will focus on "building and funding the best black led startups." Participating startups will receive mentoring and have a chance to make a pitch to investors.

Google for Entrepreneurs Exchange Google for Entrepreneurs Exchange

Updated August 12

Why American Underground is bringing black founders' event to Durham

Adam Klein The American Underground is bringing a Google for Entrepreneurs Exchange event focusing on growing and mentoring black-founded startups in October. AU executive Adam Klein explains why the AU is doing so and says response "has been phenomenal."

August 12

Pamlico Capital (former Wachovia Capital Partners) raises $100M

Pamlico Capital Pamlico Capital, a North Carolina private equity investment firm has raised more than $100 million, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Updated August 10

Premium Lock Hi-tech employment training firm General Assembly coming to Triangle

General Assembly (GA)  The job training market in the Triangle is about to become more crowded as New York-based General Assembly discloses plans to open a local office.

Updated August 8

WTW news in review: Week of July 25, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of July 25, part two of two.

August 8

WTW news in review: Week of Aug. 1, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 1, part two of two.

August 8

WTW news in review: Week of Aug. 1, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 1, part one of two.

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