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The ubiquitous nature of data today is changing the game for companies making location decisions and the communities and organizations seeking to recruit them. So say experts who participated in the Data4Decision Conference in Raleigh.
Crowdfunding may yet become a reality in North Carolina with the filing of a new bill in the state Senate on Wednesday. It's called PACES, or "Providing Access To Entrepreneurs/Small Business." Legislation also has been introduced in the House. The debate continues ...
ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman tracked down nine members of the Triangle and North Carolina startup community who journeyed to Austin for South By Southwest, seeking their insight into what were the best takeaways and experiences.
Right now, North Carolina is "Out of business," when it comes to having a toolbox of incentives to offer job-creating companies the state might want to attract, said North Carolina Commerce Secretary John Skvarla keynoting at the WRAL Crowdfunding event in Raleigh Tuesday morning.
The WRAL Crowdfunding event was an education in the latest startup funding tool, and that's exactly what the experts at the event stressed entrepreneurs need. Do your homework before embarking on a crowdfunding venture if you want to succeed.
Bad news for job seekers: Financial executives' expectations about the economy over the coming year dropped in a new survey from the AICPA. It's the first decrease in two years. So what's causing the concern among financial executives? Multiple reasons, the survey says.
A bill that would boost the state's efforts to recruit large companies to North Carolina, particularly big automakers, passed the House Finance Committee on a 30-9 vote Tuesday morning, despite opposition from both liberal and conservative lawmakers. The bill also offers discounted electricity for data centers. Crowdfunding is not in the bill.
Governor Pat McCrory takes the stage at the CED Life Science Conference in Raleigh to praise the sector's growing economic power across North Carolina. "One of great things your industry has done is help us get out of this recession," he says.
Some 1,000 of the smartest minds in biotech, crop science, medicine and medical devices are gathering in Raleigh today and Wednesday for the annual life science conference put on by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. A whopping 53 startups will have a chance to impress the best and brightest.
A newly released report from research firm Battelle documents the continuing growth of the biotech industry across North Carolina. Jobs are up, economic impact is surging, and average salaries are at $81,000. In fact, biotech employment grew more than 30 percent between 2000 and 2012 compared to an overall job growth rate of 1 percent.
Inside the Battelle "Impact of Life Sciences in North Carolina" report: A break down on Biogen's "interactions," from jobs to partnerships and money spent with vendors.