Posts tagged “Economic development”

6:57 a.m. today

STEM news: Words matter when math teachers describe student learning

STEM Education News ​Think back to math class in elementary school. Do you remember being assigned to a "high," "middle" or "low" group? If so, you'll relate to a new study from North Carolina State University on the importance of how teachers talk about students' mathematical work.

Updated 2:34 p.m. yesterday

AP Exclusive: Price tag of North Carolina's LGBT law: $3.76B

HB2 debate ​Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis.

11:13 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock 'Innovation Orchards:' An alternative to federal grants, venture capital

Innovation The new innovation orchard model brings together university, industry, and potentially government partners to provide start-ups with the know-how, access to technology, equipment, and bridge funding to scale up new technologies, says a report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.

10:38 a.m. yesterday

Bunker Labs lands $60K grant, to expand to Wilmington, Fayetteville

Bunker Labs Bunker Labs RDU, which focuses on veterans launching new businesses, will expand its reach to Wilmington and Fayetteville thanks to a $60,000 grant.

7:28 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Economist: 'Strong jump' in February boosts NC economy

Economy After a "strong jump" last month in an economic index for North Carolina, NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden says "2017 may shape up to be the best post-recessionary growth year" for the state. The survey reflects optimistic findings in two recent surveys of corporate executives.

March 24

Premium Lock STEM study: Women trail in education, entrepreneurship, income

STEM Education News A new study finds that there are fewer women involved in STEM education, are far less likely to be STEM entrepreneurs, and also lag in compensation for STEM employment.

Updated March 24

New Raleigh Chamber CEO wants HB2 repeal, to stress eco development

In an exclusive Q&A interview, new Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce CEO Adrienne Cole talks about the challenges of the new job, her priorities and the fact repeal of House Bill 2 is a Chamber priority.

Adrienne Cole Adrienne Cole

Updated March 23

Life science firm PPD launches medical apprenticeships, targets vets

Jobs  Pharmaceutical Product Development, an international life science services firm with a major presence in the Triangle, is rolling out an apprenticeship program to train clinical research associates. PPD is especially targeting military veterans with medical backgrounds.

March 23

PPD's apprenticeship program: Clinical Research Associates

PPD Here's a look at the clinical research associate apprenticeship program announced by PPD on Thursday.

Updated March 23

Community colleges demo their power in workforce development

In a display of community college impact on jobs and the economy, representatives of nine CCs put on a far-reaching display Wednesday in Wilson. The president of Wilson Community College talks about the show, jobs, technology and more.

Edgecombe CC's Patient Simulation Lab Edgecombe CC's Patient Simulation Lab

Updated March 21

Premium Lock Growing more STEM businesses and entrepreneurs in NC

STEM education news  It's no secret that North Carolina's public and private higher educational institutions have earned global prominence in their ability to successfully educate scientists, engineers and technologists. Every year significant numbers of our graduates are recruited by local and global corporations that have learned to value the scientific and technical capabilities of students and graduates of our great higher educational institutions. The looming question, however, is "How can we grow more of our own North Carolina STEM-based companies?"

March 21

Raleigh Chamber chair: New CEO reflects commitments to development, diversity

Hiring Adrienne Cole as the new CEO at the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce reflects that group's commitment to a strategic plan calling for more intense economic development and diversity, the Chamber's board chair says.

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Updated March 21

Biotech Center's Landing Pad: A welcoming place for execs planning NC operations

The Landing Pad, a program of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, helps nascent bioscience companies to get started here or more mature companies from elsewhere in the nation or world to establish a new presence here.

N.C. Biotech Center's tower N.C. Biotech Center's tower

March 20

Greater Raleigh Chamber promotes economic development exec Adrienne Cole to CEO

Adrienne Cole   Adrienne Cole, who led economic development efforts for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Wake County, is the new CEO of the Chamber. Named to the post Monday, Cole is the first women to lead the Chamber in its 129-year history.

Updated March 17

IBM to hire 2,000 vets; hundreds of jobs available in Triangle (+ video)

IBM says it plans to hire 2,000 veterans over the next four years, part of the company's recent pledge to create 25,000 new jobs over the next four years. Several hundred jobs are posted in the Triangle and North Carolina. The tech giant also says it will offer free training for veterans.

March 17

NCSU economist: Is farming a high-tech industry? Yes. Here's why

Mike Walden Is farming a high-tech industry? Some say it was actually the first high-tech industry, writes NCSU Economist Dr. Mike Walden.

March 17

Premium Lock Tech foundation: Trump budget cuts critical investment

Innovation Analysis: The reality is that if the United States is going to successfully manage its growing financial problems and improve living standards for all Americans, it needs to increase its investment in the primary drivers of innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. The Trump budget goes in the opposite direction, says a senior fellow at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.

March 16

NC safety product firm being sold to 3M for $2B

Closing a deal 3M announced Thursday that it plans to acquire Monroe, North Carolina-based Scott Safety, which manufactures safety equipment such as gas detection instruments, for $2 billion in cash and debt to expand its market share in that business.

March 16

Survey: Even as risks mount, corporations' risk management efforts lag

Cyber Security New research from North Carolina State University and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) finds most executives see risks increasing in both number and complexity - but those same executives say their organizations' risk management efforts may not be staying abreast of those risks.

Updated March 16

Research Triangle Foundation spells out CEO requirements, hires search firm

A search is underway for a CEO to lead the Research Triangle Foundation with executive search firm Elinvar having been hired to help find a new executive. In spelling out the requirements for the job, the foundation board stresses the importance of hiring an exec to implement the "Master Plan" adopted in 2012.

Vision for future RTP Vision for future RTP

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