Posts tagged “Economic development”
"We've found that many of our most innovative and brilliant young scientists, researchers, and technologists, our STEMpreneurs, can benefit from the business experience and practical knowledge of specialists in areas that support their endeavors", said Joe Magno, COIN's Executive Director.
North Carolina will add 100,000 net jobs in 2017 and its aggregate growth will exceed national growth, reversing the post recession trend, says NC State University economist Dr. Mike Walden in his first quarter 2017 economic forecast. Jobless rates will fall to below 4 percent in Durham, Raleigh and Asheville, but remain above 6 percent in Goldsboro and Rocky Mount.
The Research Triangle is the place to be in the life sciences. That's one of the reasons LifeNet Health is expanding its cell-based research and processing capacity with the opening of a facility in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park (RTP), near Durham.
North Carolina State University is part of a new initiative aimed at advancing U.S. leadership in the biopharmaceutical sector. The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) will be coordinated by the University of Delaware and is supported with a five-year, $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce - and at least $129 million from a consortium of 150 companies, educational institutions, research centers, coordinating bodies, non-profits and Manufacturing Extension Partnerships across the country.
Despite all the calls in recent years for the tech industry to increase its diversity, a major player is lagging badly in representation by women and minorities: The venture capital industry. So says a new survey from the National Venture Capital Association.
Joe Magno, executive director of the The North Carolina Center of Innovation Network, is named to the board of the National Science Foundation-backed National Nanotechnology Coordinating Infrastructure.
Citrix, which provides virtualization, mobility management, networking and cloud services to enable new ways to work, has expanded its ShareFile headquarters in Raleigh, creating 400 new jobs with a $5 million investment.
As tech leaders met with President elect Donald Trump Wednesday, the Computer Technology Association released a report showing that the consumer tech industry is a significant driver of US economic activity and creation of American jobs.
A new survey of finance executives finds a "strong surge in optimism" following the election of Donald Trump as president. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants report, which was taken immediately after the election, mirrors the results of a Duke CFO survey released Wednesday and comes as stock markets hit record highs.
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.
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.
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, the former CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, has joined HR&A Advisors, a real estate and economic consulting firm.
The Research Triangle will have the ear of President-elect Donald Trump through two major connections: The Blackstone Group and IBM.
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.
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.
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.
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