Posts tagged “Economic development”

May 9

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals is hiring at NC manufacturing plant

New jobs     Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, an India-based global pharmaceutical company, is hiring at its pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the Union County community of Monroe, outside Charlotte.

Updated May 8

So how did NC earn top business site selection honor despite HB2?

NC tops Site Selection magazine competition Even the editors of Site Selection magazine acknowledge that the naming of North Carolina as the best business location "will come as a shock to some" in the wake of the 2016 controversy that swirled around the "bathroom bill" known as HB2. The editors explain why.

May 2

Premium Lock Monica Doss, part 2: Entrepreneurship 'is North Carolina's future'

Monica Doss In the second part of our exclusive Q&A with longtime CED president Monica Doss, the WRAL TechWire Hall of Fame inductee discusses why she remains involved in startups and stresses that our state's future rests on new and emerging companies - not just in tech.

May 2

Survey: Triangle entrepreneurs remain optimistic for sales, hiring

Startups   Entering the second quarter of 2017, Triangle entrepreneurs remain just about as optimistic as they were when the new year began, according to the Quarterly Outlook of Triangle Entrepreneurs. And that's good news, says the exec running the survey.

May 2

Moogfest, Big Top partnering for reverse job fair

Moogfest Moogfest is partner with Chris Heivly's Big Top to put on a reverse job fair on the eve of the entertainment festival in Durham.

May 2

Cooper backs NC economic partnership, names new chair

Economy A Charlotte attorney who has been heavily involved in the city's chamber of commerce is the choice of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's to head the board of North Carolina's private economic development arm, an effort Cooper said on Monday that he supported.

May 1

Remembering Mark Binker, a true insider whose insight made WTW better

Mark Binker's primary beat for was politics but to WRAL TechWire readers he was someone who helped make the issues such as crowdfunding and economic development much more understandable. To The Skinny, he also was someone who always made time to help.

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April 28

Mike Walden: What's the real story behind unemployment rates?

Mike Walden In any given month in North Carolina the unemployment rate varies by a wide margin among our 100 counties. For example, in February of this year, the jobless rate ranged from a low of 4.1 percent in Alexander and Orange Counties to a high of 15.3 percent in Hyde County. What's behind this big difference?

Updated April 28

Score one for RTP: CEO explains why he bolted Silicon Valley for Triangle

Cindy Whitehead, the CEO who sold Sprout Pharmaceuticals for $1 billion, is now an unofficial ambassador for the Triangle. She tells people: "Move here!" citing many reasons (quality of life, talent, cost of living.) The Skinny and Whitehead were discussing why RTP is such a hot spot for tech startups and we happened to discuss "Map My Customers," which recently bolted the Valley for RTP. And guess what - Matthew Sniff has posted at LinkedIn why he came to Carolina, citing many reasons Whitehead stresses in her pitches. Here's more.

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April 27

Premium Lock Opinion: Trump tax plan is silent on boosting productivity, competitiveness

Innovation The Trump administration released [on Wednesday] the outlines of the president's proposal for tax reform. While some of the provisions are critical for boosting U.S. economic growth, like a lower corporate tax rate and a so-called "territorial" system for taxing companies' foreign profits, the plan is silent on many other key measures that are necessary to boost productivity and competitiveness

Updated April 19

Premium Lock Smart grid firm moving HQ to Cary from Silicon Valley, bringing 130 jobs

A smart grid software and communications company plans to move its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Cary, bringing 130 jobs to the Triangle, officials said Tuesday.

April 14

Premium Lock Mike Walden: How is economics involved in health insurance?

Mike Walden Analysis: The ongoing health care debate includes many elements, among them politics and power. I'm not deriding those elements - they are part of the process. But they sometimes obscure some important fundamental factors that eventually must be considered to have a successful insurance plan.

Updated April 10

Premium Lock Filings: Reichhold selling French plant; Red Hat, LendingTree execs sell shares

Closing a deal Reichhold, which is based in Durham, is selling a plant in France and two senior executives at Red Hat and LendingTree respectively are selling shares.

April 10

Premium Lock Real apprenticeships: Building a work force, not a TV show

New jobs     Shifting dynamics in the work place and the potential work force, i.e. lack of skilled workers, create an imperative to develop education systems and training programs, especially at the community college and post-high school level, that recognize the skills and credentials that are needed by employers to properly grow their businesses. An apprentice program being offered by Duke Energy is an example of what some companies are doing.

April 10

Premium Lock Triangle tech events calendar is packed for April

Three events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in the Triangle in coming weeks. Here is an overview of these and other upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.

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April 6

Premium Lock Mike Walden: Why did we move away from self-sufficiency?

Mike Walden Life is much different today. While some of us have small vegetable gardens and others have chicken coops - even in the city - most of us rely on buying food in supermarkets or restaurants, purchasing clothes in stores and buying our cars, trucks and electronics at dealers. Most homes are built by professional contractors with large crews. Why do we do this?

April 6

Premium Lock Lule eGames, WRAL TechWire awards, Band Together concert highlight regional entrepreneurial event calendar

Three events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in the Triangle in coming weeks. Here is an overview of these and other upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.

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Updated April 5

Premium Lock Exclusive: Meet CED's new chief executive officer

Ravila Gupta, the newly named chief executive officer at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, says she is "humbled" to accept the new job and is bringing a "passion for entrepreneurship" to the position. She talks about her career and the CED in an exclusive Q&A.

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Updated April 5

Premium Lock CED chair: Why Ravila Gupta is new CEO, challenges she, organization face

CED Chairs of executive boards at nonprofits face no greater challenge that leading efforts to find a new chief executive, especially at groups with records of achievement. Such was the job faced by CED Chair Rich West in finding a successor to Joan Siefert Rose. In an exclusive Q&A, he talks about the choice (Ravila Gupta) and what's coming next for the CED as she takes over.

Updated April 4

Premium Lock 'Putting American Workers First:' Trump cracks down on H-1B visas

Immigration debate The Trump Administration is cracking down on the H-1B visa program, best known for use by high-tech firms to recruit foreign workers to fill highly skilled positions. The Customs and Immigration department set up a site for workers to report abuse, and the Justice Department issued a warning against companies abusing the program.

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