Posts tagged “Economic development”

2:03 p.m. today

How to build a smarter city: Meet though leaders changing communities

Technologists and thought leaders will gather in Wilson for WRAL TechWire's Executive Exchange event: Evolution of a Smarter City.

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Updated 1:28 p.m. today

Wilmington to host tech, innovation conference Nov. 9-10

Cucalorus Connect Cucalorus, the rebranded film festival in Wilmington, has been expanded to include a two-day technology and innovation conference. Cucalorus Connect is set for Nov. 9-10.

Updated October 13

Can RTP win Amazon HQ2? Studies all over map, from good to little chance

Will Amazon deliver jobs to Triangle? Is the Research Triangle a legitimate contended for the massive Amazon HQ2 project? Various studies are all over the map with RTP ranked a contender to having no chance.

Updated October 13

Google donating $1 billion to help people land technical jobs (+ video)

Tech giant Google is donating $1 billion over the next five through grants to organizations that focus on job training and opportunities. The $1 billion will be given out as grants to non-profits around the world specializing in addressing the education and technology gaps. It's the largest single commitment Google has made.

Updated October 12

Economists: Amazon HQ2 project impact would be 'huge' from jobs to economic impact, housing, more

Imagine doubling the number of 50,000 workers at Research Triangle Park's more than 250 companies with the addition of one company: The new Amazon headquarters project. What would be the economic impact on the Triangle? Two economists share their view: "Huge" and "Huge is an understatement."

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Updated October 9

How to find more workers: Partnerships between colleges, employers - the college view

New jobs     How can employers find more qualified workers in today's scarce tech-trained labor market pool? Wake Tech Community College is working with Triangle firms such as Lenovo and NetApp to provide talent these tech giants need. In a two-part article, executives involved in the program explain how it worked. Part one: The college view.

October 9

Finding more workers: Partnering between colleges, employers - the company view

Help wanted sign        How can employers find more qualified workers in today's scarce tech-trained labor market pool? Wake Tech Community College is working with Triangle firms such as Lenovo and NetApp to provide talent these tech giants need. In a two-part article, executives involved in the program explain how it worked. The first focuses on the college point of view. This second story addresses recommendations for the employers' approach. Matt Zullo is department chair of Network & Computer Technologies at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh..Bob Nelson is Technical Support Manager at JAGGAER, formerly known as SciQuest, and at one time was an executive with NetApp.

October 9

Coming next from WRAL TechWire: The evolution of a smarter city

WRAL TechWire's next Executive Exchange event will focus on the City of Wilson and the "Evolution of a Smarter City."

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Updated October 9

Premium Lock Plant technology firm PlantResponse picks Triangle for North America headquarters

PlantResponse's new CEO, saying the firm recognizes the growing emergence of RTP and North Carolina as an agricultural industry hub, picks the Triangle for its North American headquarters. And the company is hiring.

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Updated October 9

Triangle partners, state assembling task force, picks co-chairs to drive Amazon HQ pitch

Developer John Kane and the Research Triangle Regional Partnership are helping assemble a task force to prepare a "regional response" in pitching for the Amazon HQ2 project. Two tech executives have been asked to serve as co-chairs.

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October 6

Mike Walden: Should North Carolina bid for Amazon HQ2?

Mike Walden Does North Carolina have a chance of landing the new Amazon headquarters? Economic developers have already composed lists of metropolitan areas they consider as viable candidates, and many lists include Charlotte and Raleigh. At least to me, this makes sense.

October 5

Premium Lock NC software firm to add 80 jobs in $3.46M expansion

New jobs     Superion is going to increase its head count by a third over the next three years as it expands the reach of its public sector software.

October 5

Premium Lock Facebook picks Virginia for $1B data center (+ video: new tool to fight fake news)

Facebook keeps expanding its footprint in the United States. Next stop: Virginia. Plus: Facebook launches a new tool to combat "fake news,"

Updated October 5

Dozens laid off from Citrix's Raleigh hub but hiring to continue

International software firm Citrix, which has a major operation and hundreds of employees in Raleigh, is laying off employees around the globe. A spokesperson for Citrix confirms layoffs are underway.

Updated October 4

Premium Lock ShareFile founder Lipson pledges to help Citrix workers being laid off

Jesse Lipson, the founder of ShareFile who built it "from nothing" to selling the software firm to Citrix in 2011, calls the layoffs being made "very painful." He also says he'll work to help those losing jobs to find other opportunities.

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October 4

Premium Lock Swedish firm picks Cary for high-tech lab, 100 jobs (+ video)

Hoganas, a global company focusing on the use of metal powers for industrial and environmental applications, is opening a lab in Cary and plans to hire as many as 100 workers.

October 4

Citrix: Hiring will continue in Raleigh for ShareFile ops

Citrix will continue to hire in Raleigh to drive changes in its ShareFile operations even though the company is making job cuts across its global operations, a spokesperson says.

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Updated October 4

Why Citrix is making layoffs: The full statement

Layoffs        In a detailed statement, Citrix spokesperson Eric Armstrong provides the reasons for the layoffs now hitting Citrix around the world.

October 2

WRAL TechWire's next event: The evolution of a smarter city

WRAL TechWire's next Executive Exchange event will focus on the City of Wilson and the "Evolution of a Smarter City."

Evolution of a Smarter City Evolution of a Smarter City

Updated October 2

Report: Raleigh No. 10 fastest growing large city in US

A new study ranks Raleigh as the nation's 10th fastest growing large city based on a wide variety of economic and demographic data. Durham ranks No. 165. On the mid-sized city list, Cary came in at No. 90.

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