Posts tagged “Economic development”

Updated March 10

Nominations open for WRAL TechWire Awards

WRAL TechWire's annual awards Nominations are now open for our fifth WRAL TechWire Awards. Plus, we're making some "early bird" tickets available for reservation. Don't miss your chance to nominate a winner - and to attend our celebration, which will be hosted at Google Fiber's new HQ in Raleigh.

March 10

Virgin America joins RDU International lineup

Virgin America The Raleigh-Durham International Airport announced Thursday that it will add a daily nonstop flight to San Francisco, Calif, on Virgin America.

Updated March 9

Survey: Execs' economic optimism highest since 2004

A new survey of finance executives finds enthusiasm about the U.S. economy at the highest level since 2004, the latest in a series of reports from consumer confidence to job growth that point to economic growth. That enthusiasm is likely to mean more jobs and corporate hiring with execs saying they plan more of both.

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Updated March 8

RTI forms new division focusing on sustainable economic development

RTI International is forming a new division to work with clients on developing and delivering what it calls sustainable "impact solutions" in economic development. The division is called Attego, which derives from the Latin for "achieve."

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Updated March 6

Energy storage firm adding 200+ jobs in $251M Concord expansion (+ video)

‚ÄčAlevo Group S.A., a Swiss-based energy storage company, will add more than 200 jobs to its manufacturing facility in Cabarrus County as part of a $251 million expansion. Plus: Watch a video about the company's technology.

March 6

Pendomonium event highlights regional entrepreneurial event calendar

Three events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in he Triangle in coming weeks. These are in addition to the CED Life Science conference. Here is an overview of upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.

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Updated March 1

Report: NC's life science sector drives double-digit job growth

New data shows that North Carolina's life science ecosystem continues to flourish with companies across the state increasing employment by 11 percent since 2010. But even more impressive is the industry's impact on related employment with jobs tied to life science surging by 15 percent. After a dip in 2014, related jobs surged by 31,000 in 2016.

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Updated February 28

Premium Lock Commerce Secretary: Life science industry helping create NC's future

Biotech   "North Carolina is one of the best places in the world for life sciences and a rich place to invest because of our universities and our talent," Anthony Copeland tells the CED Life Science Conference in Raleigh. "It's one of the few states where a product can go from lab to manufacturing. Time and again, people find inspiration in NC."

February 27

Premium Lock Guest opinion: Why Trump should ignore Heritage Foundation plan to gut federal investment

State of the economy   On Tuesday, President Trump is expected to outline budget priorities during an address to Congress. However, if Trump embraces proposals made by the conservative Heritage Foundation, the resulting cuts would "gut" federal investment and hurt U.S. competitiveness, productivity, and innovation, says the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.

February 21

Premium Lock Trade vs. productivity: What caused US manufacturing's decline and how to revive it

Unemployment Analysis: Automation was not the primary culprit behind manufacturing job losses, and now too little automation is depressing U.S. output and leading to stagnation in U.S. manufacturing, says a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

February 21

Premium Lock Crowdfunding, 'High Five,' Pendomonium events highlight regional entrepreneurial event calendar

Three events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in he Triangle in coming weeks. These are in addition to the CED Life Science conference. Here is an overview of upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.

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Updated February 21

Premium Lock Report spells out strategy for how NC can cash in on 'data economy'

Big data  As billions of devices become linked to the Internet of Things and people as well as governments and companies generate terabytes of data daily, the "data economy" is flourishing. But how can North Carolina best capitalize on this tech opportunity? A new report outlines several recommendations.

Updated February 21

Premium Lock Corning to expand NC optical fiber plants, add 410 jobs

Fiber optic network                      Corning Optical Communications already employs more than 3,000 people in five North Carolina facilities, including two of the world's largest fiber manufacturing sites in Midland and Wilmington and two of the largest fiber cabling plants in Winston-Salem and Hickory.

February 21

Premium Lock Analysis: Automation, not policy, will kill H-1B visas

Immigration graphic TBR believes enterprise IT buyers -- the very large American companies using India-centric offshore services vendors -- will continue skipping over the details around their IT vendor's country of establishment and find an IT services company that can offer savings at scale, likely through automation, and can deliver on the emerging technology promises of digital transformation, regardless of substantial policy changes.

February 20

Premium Lock Incentives beyond tax breaks are crucial to economic growth

Economy There's no doubt that when a site selection consultant provides a report to a client company looking for a new home or expansion of a facility the level of cash incentives can be a tie breaker, and most CEO's will admit that cash incentives that help defray costs can be very attractive in the boardroom. The fact is that incentives are not, and should not, be limited to cash incentives or tax breaks which can have questionable financial impacts on the states or political subdivisions offering them.

Updated February 14

Premium Lock IBM's top exec defends Trump role in letter to employees

Some IBM workers as well as thousands of other tech company employees at Google and elsewhere continue to speak out against President Donald Trump. But in a letter to IBMers, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty defends her continuing role as a member of a Trump advisory committee.

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February 6

Premium Lock Red Hat adding 60 jobs in Ireland, investing $13M

Red Hat Red Hat is investing some $13 million and adding as many as 60 jobs as part of an expansion of its operations in Ireland.

February 3

Premium Lock Economist: How can we get to 4% economic growth?

Mike Walden Analysis: There may be some strong headwinds blowing against the Trump Administration's goal of doubling economic growth. Nonetheless, if the new President and his team want to focus on boosting economic growth, what factors should they consider?

Updated February 2

Premium Lock John Kane's vision for Research Triangle Regional Partnership: Marketing, branding

Raleigh real estate mogul John Kane and the board of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership have not only selected a new CEO but also embarked on a new mission: Marketing and support rather than a more direct involvement in economic recruiting and development.

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