Posts tagged “Economic development”

Updated September 5

Entrepalooza, SPARKcon, Tech Venture highlight Triangle tech calendar

A wide variety of events, including Entrepalooza, SPARKcon, Tech Venture, are among highlights on the Triangle's tech calendar in coming weeks.

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September 1

Report: Raleigh No. 4 in private job creation since Great Recession

New jobs     The Raleigh metro area ranks. 4 nationally for private-sector job growth over the past decade, according to new government statistics.

Updated September 1

Mike Walden: Are the humanities still useful In a tech world?

Mike Walden While agreeing the need for STEM graduates will continue to increase, there are some futurists predicting that as technology becomes increasingly sophisticated and more pervasive, training in the humanities will actually become more - not less - valuable.

Updated September 1

Premium Lock TekMountain helps starups climb to success

Wilmington's tekMountain startup accelerator and co-working space is "like Tech Stars without the funding component," says Sean Ahlum, its director.

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August 31

Premium Lock Shortage of skilled talent is now execs' top concern

Help wanted          A shortage of skilled workers is the biggest challenge executives face as optimism continues to rise about the U.S. economy, according to a new nationwide survey. This is the first time a worker shortage has topped the execs' worry list in the AICPA Economic Outlook Survey.

Updated August 29

Premium Lock Wilmington's Elite Innovations gets products to market

Andrew Williams, CEO, Elite Innovations Andrew Williams, founder and CEO of Wilmington-based Elite Innovations, one of the lynch-pins of the evolving startup ecosystem in the Wilmington area, has been inventing things since he was in 4th grade. Second in a series focused on Eastern NC.

Updated August 27

Premium Lock 32 emerging NC tech startups receive $1.9M in state matching grants

Grants Thirty-two emerging tech and life science companies across North Carolina are getting more startup runway funding thanks to nearly $2 million in North Carolina funding that matches federal grants they won earlier.

August 25

Infosys names new chair in board shuffle; CEO search continues

India-based outsourcing and information technology giant Infosys has appointed Nandan Nilekani, one of company's co-founders, as its non-executive chairman as part of a shakeup that involves four members of its board stepping down. The search for a new CEO continues.

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August 24

Guest opinion: Triangle emerging as global leader in healthcare convergence

N.C. health, generic Wake County and the Research Triangle are uniquely positioned to support and lead in the convergence of healthcare and data because of the diverse regional economy, high skilled talent, academic resources, and the startup ecosystem. A recent healthcare forum helps highlight our region's growing importance as a center for research, development and commercialization of the latest in life science.

August 22

Premium Lock Longtime board member rips Infosys founder in management dispute

Infosys  The in-fighting among top management at India tech giant Infosys is breaking out in the open with a new letter from a former board member and senior executive lambasting Infosys founder Narayana Murthy for disputes that led to the sudden departure of CEO Vishal Sikka on Friday.

August 21

Premium Lock Global Knwledge broadens Canadian footprint with acquisition

Global Knowledge, the Cary-based provider of information technology training, is expanding its footprint with the acquisition of a Canadian firm. A GK executive talks with WRAL TechWire about why the deal was made and what it means for the company.

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August 21

Premium Lock Infosys reaffirms commitment to bring 2,000 jobs to Wake County

Infosys, the India-based high-tech firm that recently announced plans to bring 2,000 jobs to Wake County, has reaffirmed its commitment to that expansion following the resignation of its CEO on Friday.

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Updated August 21

Premium Lock HondaJet taking flight with growing production in Greensboro

HondaJet is stepping up deliveries of private jet aircraft being built in Greensboro, setting the pace in its class for the first half of 2017. Sales are taking off a decade after construction began of the Honda Aircraft manufacturing plant,

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August 18

Premium Lock Seqirus meets new milestone in pandemic preparedness

Seqirus marked the 10th anniversary of their pandemic partnership with the US Government by hosting Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price at the Holly Springs, NC production site.

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Updated August 18

Premium Lock Mike Walden: Should everyone have a basic income?

Mike Walden Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder of Facebook, recently caused a stir by throwing his support behind the idea of a guaranteed basic income. Just speaking to my neighbors, colleagues at work and friends at the gym, I've noticed that he certainly has set off some passionate conversation about the merits - or demerits - of the idea.

August 18

Premium Lock CEO of Infosys, which is bringing 2,000 jobs to Wake County, resigns

Vishal Sikka, managing director and CEO of Infosys, resigned on Friday during a board of directors meeting. The board accepted his resignation, effective immediately.

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Updated August 16

Premium Lock WeWork to open 81K square feet coworking space in Raleigh

Fast-growing WeWork confirms that it will open a coworking space operation in Raleigh. Plus: A list of amenities WeWork offers.

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Updated August 16

Premium Lock Raleigh rises to No. 4, Durham tumbles in best cities for tech workers survey

North Carolina's capital city, which didn't even make the top 25 in a 2014 study and was No. 25 just two years ago, is now the nation's No. 4 best city for tech workers, according to a new study. Durham, meanwhile, fell to No. 37 from No. 2.

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August 16

Premium Lock How a lack of business coverage is hurting our state

News coverage  Guest opinion: The decline of business news coverage in the main media outlets in the state is harming the economy. A lack of objective news and information about what's going on at businesses, particularly small, entrepreneurial companies that dominate the state, means that investors, consumers and executives often don't know what's going on.

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