Posts tagged “Economic development”
BLDG-25, which has been an operating unit within staffing services firm Vaco, is now a stand-alone company, having been spun off as of Tuesday. Helping lead the effort is Triangle veteran entrepreneur and angel investor Jeff LeRose. WTW Insiders get the exclusive story.
The real estate development company is officially calling its development the Alexandria Center for Science, Technology and Agriculture - RTP, while also using the term "Alexandria Campus."
New plans for the Alexandria Center for Science, Technology and Agriculture have been released, and they include a world-class life science incubator and an in-house venture fund.
In an interview with Wake County Economic Development's Executive Director, WRAL Tech Wire's Jason H. Parker explores programs that bolster startup communities outside of Durham, Raleigh, and RTP.
IBM beat earnings estimates in the first quarter it reported Monday, despite lower profits and a drop in revenue. Earnings for the first quarter slipped 2.4 percent to $2.3 billion, while revenues dropped 11.9 percent to $19.59 billion.
The state-run program provides matching grants of up to $50,000 to North Carolina businesses that have received either federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant awards.
Up to Us, a nationwide campus competition that gives young leaders a voice on fiscal issues, begins its fourth year this week. The expanding non-partisan program includes student teams from 73 colleges and universities in 28 states across the country including three in North Carolina.
Governors and state legislators routinely praise small businesses for their contributions to economic growth and job creation, but states actually give big businesses the dominant share of their economic development incentive awards. A new analysis of more than 4,200 economic development incentive awards in 14 states, including North Carolina, finds that large companies receive dominant shares: 70 percent of the deals and 90 percent of the dollars.
It was a short question that John Hardin had to field with a long answer. Yet he started with a significant nugget: "North Carolina's key asset is its economic development ecosystem."Hardin, executive director of the North Carolina Department of Commerce Office of Science, Technology & Innovation, was a panelist in a "debate" forum at the BioMarine Convention in Wilmington this week.
The 2015 BioMarine Business Convention in Wilmington closed Wednesday with a landmark agreement of cooperation between North Carolina's Marine Bio-Technologies Center of Innovation (MBCOI) and the government of Quebec, Canada.
(L to R) Louise Fortin, director of the Quebec Trade Office in Atlanta, Dr. Deborah Mosca, CEO of MBCOI, and Associate General Secretary Georges Farrah of the Secretariat aux Affaires Maritimes, Quebec.
The Durham City Council and county commissioners approved $7.2 million in incentives to redevelop the abandoned Chesterfield abandoned tobacco plant into a space with office and retail shops and 42,000 square feet of research and development innovation space, the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
Mason Ailstock, COO of the Research Foundation of North Carolina, has been named a 2016 Eisenhower Fellow, one of ten selected nationally. The global research he plans to do as part of the fellowship may directly impact the future of Research Triangle Park's new development.
Unfortunately, the NC JOBS/PACES Act investment crowdfunding exemption bill (S481) has once again failed to make it through the NC legislature. Mark Easlely Sr. says its a missed opportunity for the state.
rented.com, founded in 2012 as VacationFutures and nurtured in the Triangle-based Startup Factory, has raised several rounds of capital and would be a North Carolina company if a state agency had not pushed them out.
In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Job fair today at NC State's McKimmon Center; Facebook building third $200M data center in NC; Cisco opening RTP healthcenter for employees, NC on shortlist for GE HQ?