Posts tagged “Economic development”
Analysis: Automation was not the primary culprit behind manufacturing job losses, and now too little automation is depressing U.S. output and leading to stagnation in U.S. manufacturing, says a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
Three events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in he Triangle in coming weeks. These are in addition to the CED Life Science conference. Here is an overview of upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.
As billions of devices become linked to the Internet of Things and people as well as governments and companies generate terabytes of data daily, the "data economy" is flourishing. But how can North Carolina best capitalize on this tech opportunity? A new report outlines several recommendations.
Corning Optical Communications already employs more than 3,000 people in five North Carolina facilities, including two of the world's largest fiber manufacturing sites in Midland and Wilmington and two of the largest fiber cabling plants in Winston-Salem and Hickory.
TBR believes enterprise IT buyers -- the very large American companies using India-centric offshore services vendors -- will continue skipping over the details around their IT vendor's country of establishment and find an IT services company that can offer savings at scale, likely through automation, and can deliver on the emerging technology promises of digital transformation, regardless of substantial policy changes.
There's no doubt that when a site selection consultant provides a report to a client company looking for a new home or expansion of a facility the level of cash incentives can be a tie breaker, and most CEO's will admit that cash incentives that help defray costs can be very attractive in the boardroom. The fact is that incentives are not, and should not, be limited to cash incentives or tax breaks which can have questionable financial impacts on the states or political subdivisions offering them.
Some IBM workers as well as thousands of other tech company employees at Google and elsewhere continue to speak out against President Donald Trump. But in a letter to IBMers, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty defends her continuing role as a member of a Trump advisory committee.
Analysis: There may be some strong headwinds blowing against the Trump Administration's goal of doubling economic growth. Nonetheless, if the new President and his team want to focus on boosting economic growth, what factors should they consider?
Raleigh real estate mogul John Kane and the board of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership have not only selected a new CEO but also embarked on a new mission: Marketing and support rather than a more direct involvement in economic recruiting and development.
To some it might seem surprising that four of the 23 universities named as sites and awarded grants under the National Science Foundation's National Nanotechnology Coordinating Infrastructure Program were in North Carolina. Here's why it's not a surprise to those who follow nanotech developments.
Ryan Combs, a former aide to U.S. Senator Richard Burr and a director of government affairs for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, will be the new executive director of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership.
An Iranian researcher may not be able to assist a Duke University project to help paralyzed people walk again because of President Donald Trump's order halting travel to the U.S. from several predominantly Muslim countries.
Facing currency headwinds thanks to a stronger US dollar, SAS still grew revenues in 2016 in a streak dating back to 1976. As for what's to come in 2017, SAS Chief Marketing Officer Randy Guard projects more growth, jobs, possible expansion in Asia, and continuing development of new products as well as services.
On Feb. 16, the Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (NEW) and its sponsors will host the State of the Startups in Wilmington at Ironclad Brewery. NEW has lined up an impressive list of local entrepreneurs and regional investors to address a wide range of topics.
A new partnership of seven organizations, including Shaw University, the Rotary Club of North Raleigh and Wake Tech, welcomes its first 24 entrepreneurs for the first cadre of the new LaunchRaleigh entrepreneurship program.