Posts tagged “Economic development”

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Premium Lock Our next big challenge: Addressing America's job skills gap

Jobs        Analysis: Most employers are providing fewer opportunities for on-the-job training than they have in the past. Yet, they are still looking to hire workers with skills and experience. The result is that the responsibility for developing skills is shifting from employers to job seekers. This shift creates an imperative to develop an education system, especially at the community college and post-high school level, and training programs that recognize the skills and credentials that are needed by employers.

Updated 8:05 a.m. Thursday

Think you know millennials? Case survey runs counter to narrative with Trump, conservatism scoring well

Politics  If one draws news simply from the mainstream media or what's happening on Facebook, it's safe to assume the belief is the vast majority of millennials are liberal, favored Hillary Clinton and despised Donald Trump as well as conservatism. By election day, many attitudes had changed, a new survey finds.

6:39 a.m. Thursday

Tech news: Apple $1B more in NC; Netflix shrinking DVD biz; CoLucid sold; Biogen settles suit; satellites track jets; GPS anomalies

Note to our readers: The Bulldog wrapup of technology news, which has been a staple of WRAL TechWire for years, is taking on a new look. We are expanding it to incorporate Triangle and regional headlines, not just news from The Associated Press and other wires. In effect, the Bulldog will become the new home for other occasional WTW posts such as Triangle Headlines. No one publication in the Triangle can adequately cover all the tech and life science news that's happening daily - well, make that hourly. The Bulldog, which draws its name from an old newspaper term for early editions and from WTW Editor Rick Smith's late bulldog Roxie, will attempt to bring you a daily wrapup of highlights.

Apple's original site plan for N.C. Apple's original site plan for N.C.

Updated 7:56 a.m. Wednesday

After Trump meeting, Bayer-Monsanto pledge could mean jobs in RTP

Bayer Crop Science HQ in RTP  Would a Monsanto-Bayer merger mean more jobs for the Triangle if the incoming Trump administration OKs it? President-elect Donald Trump's meeting last week with the CEOs of Bayer and Monsanto is generating a lot of headlines - so much so, in fact, that the two executives issued a joint statement about their plans if a proposed $57 billion wins approval. The deal will have an impact on the Triangle. But would it mean more jobs?

Updated 7:25 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock IBM CEO lays out AI development principles, says some jobs will be lost but others created

IBM's Ginni Rometty       IBM chair and CEO Ginni Rometty says artificial intelligence will make some jobs obsolete but will lead to creation of opportunities. "It's not man or machine," she says. Rometty also spells out the three principles IBM is following in cognitive computing development.

11:06 a.m. Tuesday

Report: NC clean energy sector adds 8,000 jobs in 2016

Clean energy   North Carolina's clean energy sector produced an additional 8,000 jobs in 2016 - an increase of 31 percent - but overall revenues fell slightly to some $6.4 billion, according to a new report.

Updated 7:54 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock RTI International revenues, work force surge in 2016

2016 goes in the books as another year of major growth for RTI International. The Triangle-based independent, nonprofit research institute grew its employee headcount by some 15 percent and also increased revenues by almost 7 percent.

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7:07 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock The art of successfully closing the deal - 10 Reminders

Closing a deal Signing and closing a merger, acquisition, joint venture, licensing agreement, or other strategic transactions involves many moving parts that are often overlooked or not fully understood for their complexity. Here are 10 reminders about closing a successful deal.

Updated January 13

Premium Lock American Underground rolls out 'new product offering for a new audience'

In am exclusive Q&A WTW Insider interview, the American Underground's chief strategist says the AU is introducing a "new product offering for a new audience" with its soon-to-open Gridworks in Durham. Plus, Adam Klein discusses why Durham remains a red-hot destination for startups and how the AU continues to drive diversity.

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January 12

Amazon, which is growing NC presence, to add 100,000 jobs across 'many states'

Amazon.com    "These new job opportunities are for people all across the country and with all types of experience, education and skill levels -- from engineers and software developers to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training," the Internet giant says.

January 11

Raleigh Chamber chief quitting for Florida job

Tim Giuliani ‚ÄčThe president and chief executive of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is leaving after less than two years on the job to take a new position in Florida, the group announced Wednesday.

January 11

American Underground launching more coworking space in Durham

American Underground will launch additional coworking space in Durham in March, utilizing some 7,000 square feet of space in the historic S.H. Kress & Co. building.

A rendering of the Kress space A rendering of the Kress space

January 10

Moogfest returns to Durham with HB2 protest an essential theme

Moogfest 2017 For its second year in Durham, an HB2 protest theme persists this May 18-21 with a lineup of daytime programming that includes Detroit "noise band" Wolf Eyes, which according to Moogfest, "uses technology with sonic protest." Keynote speakers will presumably follow the same theme, though they'll be announced in coming weeks.

Updated January 10

Exclusive: Acquisitions a preview of what's ahead for RTI, which is hiring in Triangle

RTI International on Monday disclosed two acquisitions - and more appear to be on the horizon. In an exclusive Q&A interview, RTI's CEO talks about why the huge independent, nonprofit research institute made the deals - and what could be coming in 2017. Plus: RTI is hiring in the Triangle.

Where RTI International operates Where RTI International operates

January 9

RTI makes another deal, acquiring consulting group of Colorado firm

RTI International is adding nearly 40 consultants to its global arsenal of research and related services by acquiring a division of Colorado-based Riverside Technology. It's the second addition to RTI made through acquisition formally announced Monday.

Riverside Riverside

January 9

Premium Lock RTI International acquires USAID partner International Resources Group

IRG International Resources Group, a provider of services to the U.S. Agency for International Development and with contracts around the world, is now part of RTP-based RTI International.

Updated January 6

IBM declares diversity support with new rainbow logo

IBM, one of the big tech companies that spoke out against North Carolina's controversial HB2, is stepping up its support for diversity with a new rainbow logo. Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, Chief Diversity Officer at IBM and a Duke graduate, unveiled the logo Friday.

IBM's diversity logo IBM's diversity logo

Updated January 6

Do techies hate Trump? 76% of 'elites' see best days ahead

A poll of "technology elites" and the U.S. public finds that the techies are much more optimistic about the future of their industry than the public is about the overall economy. Yet well over 50 percent of both groups are positive about the future.

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January 6

Guest opinion: How do we solve our economic growth mystery?

Mike Walden Analysis: The results of my sleuthing do point to how we want to proceed to improve North Carolina's economic performance, writes N.C. economist Dr. Mike Walden. Here's how.

January 3

Premium Lock Think tank: Focus on 'innovation infrastructure,' not steel and concrete

Innovation Any stimulus program needs to focus more on "innovation infrastructure," such as scientific and engineering research, than on traditional concrete and steel, says a new report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.

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