Posts tagged “Economic development”
Work and meeting space for creatives and entrepreneurs is RTP's first major effort toward redevelopment, reports ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.
#WTWTrends for Wednesday: RTP and The Frontier, Digital Learning, Red Hat and IBM, Jobs Trending in the Triangle
Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.
Less than a year after acquiring a 100-acre tract of land along I-40, the Research Triangle Foundation is set to unveil the hub of its massive redevelopment project on Jan. 15. The site plan is complete and site work begins in the New Year, says RTP's CEO Bob Geolas.
Veteran journalist Jim Shamp sees upside and downside in the recently announced job cuts at GlaxoSmithKline. After all, he notes, cuts in the past as GSK evolved locally from Burrough Wellcome to Glaxo to Glaxo Wellcome and today have produced a harvest of new companies, new ideas, and products. "Yes, a shakeup like GSK's cutback announcement is shattering," he writes. "But these are smart, talented people who will get back on their feet and contribute greatly to North Carolina's life science future."
The average number of advertised information technology jobs across North Carolina fell slightly in November from October. But look at the good news: The daily average is higher than in the same month each of the previous two years.
If you caught one of the articles last week summarizing the American Underground's annual report of the state of startup as it exists within their universe, you likely got the notion that all is well for entrepreneurs here in the Triangle. If you actually read the report, a breezy, taut, and quite informative infographic covering everything from dollars raised to pizza consumed, you definitely felt better about where we're headed as a startup region. But is that the entire story? WRAL TechWire Insider columnist and entrepreneur Joe Procopio offers his own analysis exclusively for our subscribers.
NC Bankers eco forecast set; NY's new $50M VC fund; net gear firm going private; Google faces privacy fines
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: N.C. Bankers lineup set for annual economic forum on Jan. 5; New York launches $50 million venture capital fund; Riverbed Technology is going private; and Google faces fines over privacy in the Netherlands.
Chris Hevily, best known as co-founder of The Startup Factory accelerator in Durham, also puts on what he calls "reverse job fairs" where employees make hiring pitches to prospective workers. His next event is coming in January. Plus, his current jobs list offers 461 open positions.
The top site executive for Cisco in RTP is heading up a drive to bring an international flight to Raleigh-Durham International Airport. IBM, Cisco, Quintiles and GlaxoSmithKline are among the businesses supporting the effort.
During WRAL TechWire's Fiber Transforms the Triangle event in October, world-renown broadband expert Blair Levin said the Triangle is primed for competitive bandwidth offerings from some of the best providers in the world.
According to data compiled in a report, The American Underground says companies based at its locations in Durham and Raleigh created some 323 jobs and spent $674,700 at local businesses. Clients based in the Triangle also raised more than $20 million in funding.
On the fifth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we examine the vast changes seen in education technology and networking over the years and the role of the Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer in North Carolina schools.
The return of jobs in North Carolina is something to cheer about. But this achievement should not be interpreted as meaning there are no issues in the job market. There are issues, and they are centered on three areas: pay, missing rungs in the income ladder and technological unemployment.
Economic development group NC IDEA is adding four members to its board, replacing three others who recently left. NC IDEA annually invests hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to North Carolina startups.
From what some considered a nutty idea to a renaissance ... The American Tobacco Campus is celebrating 10 years since its renovation, a renaissance driven by the vision of Capitol Broadcasting Company President and CEO Jim Goodmon.
Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.