Posts tagged “Economic development”
A bill that would boost the state's efforts to recruit large companies to North Carolina, particularly big automakers, passed the House Finance Committee on a 30-9 vote Tuesday morning, despite opposition from both liberal and conservative lawmakers. The bill also offers discounted electricity for data centers. Crowdfunding is not in the bill.
Governor Pat McCrory takes the stage at the CED Life Science Conference in Raleigh to praise the sector's growing economic power across North Carolina. "One of great things your industry has done is help us get out of this recession," he says.
Some 1,000 of the smartest minds in biotech, crop science, medicine and medical devices are gathering in Raleigh today and Wednesday for the annual life science conference put on by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. A whopping 53 startups will have a chance to impress the best and brightest.
A newly released report from research firm Battelle documents the continuing growth of the biotech industry across North Carolina. Jobs are up, economic impact is surging, and average salaries are at $81,000. In fact, biotech employment grew more than 30 percent between 2000 and 2012 compared to an overall job growth rate of 1 percent.
Inside the Battelle "Impact of Life Sciences in North Carolina" report: A break down on Biogen's "interactions," from jobs to partnerships and money spent with vendors.
The Broadband Report: Technology executives across the country gathered last week in California to discuss advancements in research and education networks. Here's an inside look at what happened.
Clean energy-related firms employ nearly 23,000 people across North Carolina and now represent nearly $5 billion a year in economic impact, according to an annual survey conducted by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association. Plus, many firms are hiring.
To those doubters who question the value of the biotechnology industry to North Carolina's economy, a forthcoming report will show how misplaced such thinking is. We've got a sneak peek for our Insiders.
Golden LEAF said Thursday that the economic development group's board has set aside $50 million to help attract an automobile manufacturer to North Carolina. The group was a key funder in the building of the state-wide North Carolina Research and Education Network.
Anyone from North Carolina's high-tech sector watching Gov. Pat McCrory's state of the state address on Wednesday might have perked up a bit when they heard him call for a new cabinet-level department focused on information technology.
A study released Tuesday shows Silicon Valley's tech economy is continuing to boom, with 58,000 new jobs and 42,000 new residents last year and all indications the record growth will continue.