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Posts tagged “Economic development”

July 22

Durham makes another top 10 list of best places to live and work

A salute to Durham In the latest of a string of kudos, Durham made the Career Cast.com list of the top 10 best places to live and work.

Updated July 19

Premium Lock Lenovo's big $1.35B China real estate project - any RTP impact?

Lenovo is teaming with big international real estate developer Tishman Speyer for a huge $1.35 billion real estate project just outside Hong Kong. Will there be any impact on the Triangle? WTW talks with a Lenovo executive about the deal.

Rendering of huge Lenovo project Rendering of huge Lenovo project

Updated July 18

Premium Lock Why rural internet access matters to both urban and rural communities

High speed internet access improves lives and has a positive impact on the economy, education and healthcare, according to recently released research.

July 18

WTW news in review: Week of July 11, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of July 11, part two of two.

July 18

WTW news in review: Week of July 11, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of July 11, part one of two.

Updated July 15

Premium Lock Charlotte economic plan could be a blueprint for the Triangle

RTRP   The departure of three top executives at the Research Triangle Regional Partnership triggered a delay in a new strategic plan for the region. What it will look like exactly is unknown as development continues. But a new plan unveiled this week in Charlotte could be a preview for what to expect in the Triangle, especially given the partners involved and the similar strengths of both regions.

Updated July 15

Premium Lock CEO: $850M deal means LED-focused 'Cree 3.0'

Cree expects to spend the next six months after the sale of its Wolfspeed division to Infineon Technologies closes working through the transition. But by 2017 it will to be on the way to a Cree 3.0 focusing on its LED lighting business, and looking for M&A opportunities, Cree chair and CEO Chuck Swoboda says.

Infineon CEO Reinhard Ploss, left, and Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda Infineon CEO Reinhard Ploss, left, and Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda

July 14

Durham Innovation District unveils plans for 2 new buildings

Two seven-story buildings covering almost 350,000 square feet will be constructed on what is now a large parking lot as the Durham Innovation District project picks up momentum.

New buildings coming to Durham ID New buildings coming to Durham ID

July 13

E&Y sets state-of-biotech industry update event for RTP

Biotech Put a placeholder on your calendar for August 24, 2016 if you want to join business services giant Ernst & Young in Research Triangle Park for a public discussion of its 2016 "Beyond borders" report on the bioscience industry.

Updated July 13

CNBC: NC ranks No. 5 as state for business but HB2 hurts

Teachers fear loss of federal funding over HB2 lawsuit North Carolina jumps four spots to rank fifth in "America's Top States for Business" survey from CNBC. The state scores best in access to capital along with technology and innovation. However, "HB2" drives down "quality of life" rating, CNBC says. But the governor's office notes N.C. actually imrpoved its ranking in that category.

July 13

Inside Patheon: A global contract manufacturing leader

Durham-based contract drug manufacturer Patheon is gearing up for an IPO that could generate as much as $700 million. NCBiotech Writer Jim Shamp offers an overview of the company and its growing presence in North Carolina.

Patheon's massive Greenville, N.C. plant Patheon's massive Greenville, N.C. plant

July 12

Online learning firm Relias to add 450 jobs in Cary + Watch video overview

An online learning company said Tuesday it will expand its Cary operation, creating 450 jobs over the next five years.

Updated July 12

Premium Lock More change comes at Research Triangle Regional Partnership

Another executive is leaving the Research Triangle Regional Partnership. He's the third to leave in a month.

Bo Carson Bo Carson

July 11

Failure of economic development bill is a big loss for NC

N.C. flag            Some 50 bills are awaiting Gov. Pat McCrory's signature - or veto. Among them is crowdfunding legislation, which opens up new opportunities for startups and investors. But a much larger economic development bill that could have been big news for the entire state failed, leaving media attention focused on HB2. What a shame.

July 11

Get your wings: FAA approves HondaJet for production

It's official: The Federal Aviation Administration has signed off on production of the HondaJet. The corporate jets are being built in Greensboro.

HondaJets being built in Greensboro HondaJets being built in Greensboro

July 11

WTW news in review: Week of July 4, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of July 4, part two of two.

July 11

WTW news in review: Week of July 4, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of July 4, part one of two.

July 8

Economist: North Carolina is 'ground zero' for economic changes

Mike Walden Analysis: The on-going transformation occurring in the economy is bringing more negative side effects to our state than to the nation. Stated another, North Carolina can be viewed as "ground zero" for the seismic shifts that are happening in the economy.

July 8

Triangle headlines: Paul Gilster, Brooks Bell, Chris Heivly, HQRaleigh

Triangle headlines Paul Gilster takes us to space about that new triple star system; Brooks Bell blogger discusses the risks of ecommerce personalization; Chris Heivly touts the next Jobs Under the Big Top event; and HQRaleigh confirms its expansion to Charleston, S.C.

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