Posts tagged “Economic development”
The North Carolina economy rebounded in April, ending a recent skid, according to the North Carolina State University Index of Leading Economic Indicators compiled by NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden.
CityCamp NC is offering $3,000 in prizes to development teams who will gather for the fifth "unconference" where the goal is to develop next generation solutions for municipal governments through a hackathon.
Some 800 business, educational and economic development leaders gathered at the annual State of the Research Triangle Region event on Thursday were briefed on how the area is being turned into a "smart region" through the use of technology and education. Economic growth also created nearly 23,000 jobs last year.
Volvo's decision to build a $500 million vehicle manufacturing plant in South Carolina not too far from a Boeing aircraft assembly plant and across the state for a booming auto-related corridor near Greenville is just another slap in the face for the future of economic growth in North Carolina. As our state's battle over incentives - and crowdfunding - drags on, North Carolina's rivals cash in. So even though CEOs in a new survey say they like N.C., does the General Assembly like CEOs?
A week after Volvo picked a South Carolina site for its first U.S. manufacturing plant, economic developers from across North Carolina were in Raleigh on Tuesday to press lawmakers for the tools they say they need not only to recruit such large projects but also to be in the running for smaller business relocations and expansions.
BlackGirls Code, Bandwidth hackathon, Triangle Startup Weekend TrailBlazers, Internet Summer Social highlight upcoming tech calendar
WTW is expanding its weekly calendar. Why? Because more people than ever are looking for information and organizers are submitting an ever-increasing number of events. So be sure to check each Monday for the latest event update. WTW has details on four recent additions to the Triangle's always busy technology events calendar: BlackGirls Code chapter launch; a Bandwidth.com hosted hackathon, the next Triangle Startup Weekend event, and an International Summer Social from the Organization of Women in International Trade.
The annual "State of the Research Triangle Region" event is coming up on May 21 with a theme of building a "smart" region. What's that mean? WRAL TechWire asked Research Triangle Regional Partnership CEO Charles Hayes to explain.
The Bay Area entrepreneur returns to his native North Carolina to share how he became Silicon Valley's conversation-starter around diversity in tech. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman has the story.
Thanks to the folks at Innovate Raleigh and other sources, here's a listing of all the technology (and some other) networking events, meetups and conferences coming up over the next few months. This week's highlight: The North Carolina Technology Association is hosting its annual State of Technology Conference on May 15.
Despite a huge drop in the unemployment rate as the state economy recovers from the recession, economists say take-home pay continues to stagnate, barely keeping pace with modestly rising inflation. That means less prosperity overall, even amid other rising signs of economic health.
Ride-sharing service Uber, which says it has already created 8,000 jobs for drivers in North Carolina, is looking to hire thousands more. To help meet that goal, the company will work with several nonprofits in the Triangle to train drivers.
Charles Hayes, chief executive officer of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, which includes several rural counties adjacent to the Triangle, defends Job Development Investment Grants as a mans of creating jobs in rural areas. Critics say JDIGs are too focused on the state's metro areas.
Thanks to the folks at Innovate Raleigh and other sources, here's a listing of all the technology (and some other) networking events, meetups and conferences coming up over the next few months. May's highlight: The Steve Case "Rise of the rest" tour on Tuesday.