Posts tagged “Economic development”

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Premium Lock From a tech viewpoint: Reading tea leaves of Trump's Cabinet nominees

In press parlance, the president-elect appears to be "walking back" from some of the rhetorical excesses of his campaign. Trump's Cabinet selections include several very conventional picks and some seemingly disruptive ones. The selections provide us some indication of what a Trump presidency will bring for the economy in general and the government IT market specifically, and some indications of where true, transformative technology-enabling public and private partnerships could materialize should Trump be capable of refining "the art of the deal" for public sector activities.

Donald Trump with Masayoshi Son of Softbank Donald Trump with Masayoshi Son of Softbank

2:36 p.m. Tuesday

Entrepreneur Steve Malik makes bid for Major League Soccer franchise

North Carolina FC logo Confirming an ill-kept secret, Carolina RailHawks' owner Steve Malik announced Tuesday that the Cary-based soccer club is rebranding to North Carolina FC.

Updated 7:08 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Joan Siefert Rose's job: She joins RTP consulting firm in January

Joan Siefert Rose won't have much time off as she steps down from the chief executive officer's position at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. In fact, she's taking a new job as a consulting effective Jan. 3.


Updated 7:07 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Exclusive: Bob Geolas talks new job, challenges, leaving RTP

Bob Geolas has a new job, signing on as a partner with the economic development consulting firm HR&A. And he says he's excited about the challenge - a "different kind of work. Plus, Geolas talks about leaving the research Triangle Park Foundation as its CEO in September in this exclusive interview with WRAL Tech Wire.

Bob Geolas, left, and Congressman David Price discuss "Park Center" Bob Geolas, left, and Congressman David Price discuss "Park Center"

Updated 7:07 a.m. Tuesday

Former RTP Foundation CEO Bob Geolas joins consulting firm

Bob Geolas, the former CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, has joined HR&A Advisors, a real estate and economic consulting firm.

Bob Geolas      Bob Geolas

Updated 9:32 a.m. Monday

December's tech events calendar a busy one + A look to 2017

Social networking The year 2016 will draw to a busy close for Triangle tech firms with a host of events on the calendar. Here's the latest update plus a look at early 2017 and what groups meet where. and when.

Updated 8:07 a.m. Monday

Triangle's tech links to President-elect Trump: Blackstone, IBM

The Research Triangle will have the ear of President-elect Donald Trump through two major connections: The Blackstone Group and IBM.

IBM's Ginni Rometty     IBM's Ginni Rometty

Updated December 2

Premium Lock Triangle Technology Executives Council's new leader spells out group's mission, goals

Marc Montoro, a former long-time executive with the North Carolina Technology Association, is the new executive director of the Triangle Technology Executives Council. In an exclusive Q&A, Montoro talks about the group, its mission, plans and plans for 2017. He succeeds John Crites, who helped found the group, which includes many of the Triangle's top tech companies.


December 1

Premium Lock Tech foundation: Saving Carrier jobs offers 'new approach' to economic growth

Jobs        Guest opinion: "Contrary to early reactions from the left and the right, the Carrier deal opens the door to a new approach to U.S. economic growth policy that is sorely needed," says Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.

December 1

Group aiming to create 20M jobs partners with NC COIN organization

Job development efforts, including a big emphasis on STEM training and employment, are getting a major boost in North Carolina. Greensboro-based North Carolina Center of Innovation Network is partnering with Jobenomics as part of a national effort to create 20 million jobs.

Where jobs are being created Where jobs are being created

Updated November 29

North Carolina scores poorly in national high-tech economy report

To use a sports analogy, North Carolina doesn't "hit its weight" when ranking the state's economic performance across a broad range of high-tech economy indicators. The nation's ninth largest state in terms of population, ranks in the top 10 only twice across 20 statistical categories cited in a new think-tank report.

High-Tech Nation report High-Tech Nation report

November 28

Victory at sea? Tech solutions to tackle overfishing, labor abuse

Fishing boats used high-tech systems to find vast schools of fish for decades, depleting stocks of some species and leading to the complete collapse of others. Now more than a dozen apps, devices and monitoring systems aimed at tracking unscrupulous vessels and the seafood they catch are being rolled out -- high-tech solutions some say could also help prevent labor abuse at sea.

Bar-coding fish  Bar-coding fish

November 23

NCSU economist: Will Trump economic policies work?

Economy A big part of the presidential political campaigns centered on the economy, with candidates talking about boosting economic growth, creating jobs and improving pay. With Donald Trump the winner, all eyes will be on the policies he will promote to achieve these goals.

November 22

NC IDEA picks 11 finalists for latest round of $50K grants

NC IDEA NC IDEA has chosen 11 finalists for its latest round of "seed grants" grants worth as much as $50,000 as well as a variety of services designed to help grow new startups across North Carolina. More than half are from outside the Triangle.

November 22

Premium Lock RTI International opens office in Seattle, expands disease research

Rachel Nugent RTI International is opening an office in Seattle and will base a new group focusing on noncommunicable diseases there. The office also builds off RTI's long-standing relationship with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

November 17

Making Internet Summit conference more social IRL (in real life)

Music, live DJs, dancing and much more make Internet Summit a unique musical experience and lifetime memory, says professional connector and entrepreneurial booster Jim Roberts.

Internet Summit Internet Summit

November 17

Memo to US execs: Doing business in Japan demands a company be the very best it can be

Global trade Analysis: As Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with President-elect Donald Trump in New York, it's a good time to look at trade relations between the two countries. Note to U.S. executives: Better understanding the requirements of the world's third largest economy and better preparing for them will enable more American companies to succeed in conducting business in Japan.

November 17

North Carolina awards $1.7M in grants to 29 startups, emerging firms

Research Grant 29 North Carolina startup and emerging companies spread across 13 different communities are getting a total of $1.7 million in grants through the state's One North Carolina Small Business Program.

Updated November 17

Forbes: NC as No. 2 best state for biz despite 'bathroom bill'

Forbes  Forbes adds a new category to its "Best States for Business" factors - "regulatory category is a measure of laws that protect people from employment discrimination based on sexual and/or gender identity " - and that hurt North Carolina because of House Bill 2. But the state still ranks No. 2 on the "best states" list.

November 16

Premium Lock Analysis: US election creates uncertainty for tech, media, telecom players

Donald Trump Donald Trump's unexpected victory in the US election has, irrespective of political affiliation, caused a sense of shock both domestically and internationally in a way that mirrors the aftermath of the UK's referendum on Brexit. In the immediate post-election environment, there are inevitably a range of strong, short-term reactions from individuals, enterprises, and markets. While experience suggests that the medium-term reality tends not to be as polarized as these initial views suggest, there are a number of implications for the technology, media, and telecoms (TMT) sector that leadership teams must consider in the coming days and months.

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