Posts tagged “Economic development”

March 27

Premium Lock Economist: 'Strong jump' in February boosts NC economy

Economy After a "strong jump" last month in an economic index for North Carolina, NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden says "2017 may shape up to be the best post-recessionary growth year" for the state. The survey reflects optimistic findings in two recent surveys of corporate executives.

March 24

Premium Lock STEM study: Women trail in education, entrepreneurship, income

STEM Education News A new study finds that there are fewer women involved in STEM education, are far less likely to be STEM entrepreneurs, and also lag in compensation for STEM employment.

Updated March 24

Premium Lock New Raleigh Chamber CEO wants HB2 repeal, to stress eco development

In an exclusive Q&A interview, new Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce CEO Adrienne Cole talks about the challenges of the new job, her priorities and the fact repeal of House Bill 2 is a Chamber priority.

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Updated March 23

Premium Lock Life science firm PPD launches medical apprenticeships, targets vets

Jobs  Pharmaceutical Product Development, an international life science services firm with a major presence in the Triangle, is rolling out an apprenticeship program to train clinical research associates. PPD is especially targeting military veterans with medical backgrounds.

March 23

Premium Lock PPD's apprenticeship program: Clinical Research Associates

PPD Here's a look at the clinical research associate apprenticeship program announced by PPD on Thursday.

Updated March 23

Premium Lock Community colleges demo their power in workforce development

In a display of community college impact on jobs and the economy, representatives of nine CCs put on a far-reaching display Wednesday in Wilson. The president of Wilson Community College talks about the show, jobs, technology and more.

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Updated March 21

Premium Lock Growing more STEM businesses and entrepreneurs in NC

STEM education news  It's no secret that North Carolina's public and private higher educational institutions have earned global prominence in their ability to successfully educate scientists, engineers and technologists. Every year significant numbers of our graduates are recruited by local and global corporations that have learned to value the scientific and technical capabilities of students and graduates of our great higher educational institutions. The looming question, however, is "How can we grow more of our own North Carolina STEM-based companies?"

March 21

Premium Lock Raleigh Chamber chair: New CEO reflects commitments to development, diversity

Hiring Adrienne Cole as the new CEO at the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce reflects that group's commitment to a strategic plan calling for more intense economic development and diversity, the Chamber's board chair says.

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Updated March 21

Premium Lock Biotech Center's Landing Pad: A welcoming place for execs planning NC operations

The Landing Pad, a program of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, helps nascent bioscience companies to get started here or more mature companies from elsewhere in the nation or world to establish a new presence here.

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March 20

Premium Lock Greater Raleigh Chamber promotes economic development exec Adrienne Cole to CEO

Adrienne Cole   Adrienne Cole, who led economic development efforts for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Wake County, is the new CEO of the Chamber. Named to the post Monday, Cole is the first women to lead the Chamber in its 129-year history.

Updated March 17

Premium Lock IBM to hire 2,000 vets; hundreds of jobs available in Triangle (+ video)

IBM says it plans to hire 2,000 veterans over the next four years, part of the company's recent pledge to create 25,000 new jobs over the next four years. Several hundred jobs are posted in the Triangle and North Carolina. The tech giant also says it will offer free training for veterans.

March 17

Premium Lock NCSU economist: Is farming a high-tech industry? Yes. Here's why

Mike Walden Is farming a high-tech industry? Some say it was actually the first high-tech industry, writes NCSU Economist Dr. Mike Walden.

March 17

Premium Lock Tech foundation: Trump budget cuts critical investment

Innovation Analysis: The reality is that if the United States is going to successfully manage its growing financial problems and improve living standards for all Americans, it needs to increase its investment in the primary drivers of innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. The Trump budget goes in the opposite direction, says a senior fellow at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.

March 16

Premium Lock NC safety product firm being sold to 3M for $2B

Closing a deal 3M announced Thursday that it plans to acquire Monroe, North Carolina-based Scott Safety, which manufactures safety equipment such as gas detection instruments, for $2 billion in cash and debt to expand its market share in that business.

March 16

Premium Lock Survey: Even as risks mount, corporations' risk management efforts lag

Cyber Security New research from North Carolina State University and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) finds most executives see risks increasing in both number and complexity - but those same executives say their organizations' risk management efforts may not be staying abreast of those risks.

Updated March 16

Premium Lock Research Triangle Foundation spells out CEO requirements, hires search firm

A search is underway for a CEO to lead the Research Triangle Foundation with executive search firm Elinvar having been hired to help find a new executive. In spelling out the requirements for the job, the foundation board stresses the importance of hiring an exec to implement the "Master Plan" adopted in 2012.

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March 15

Premium Lock New FCC chair stresses 'bringing benefits of digital age to all Americans'

Ajit Pai Ajit Pai, the new commissioner of the FCC, spells out his goals for expanding the "digital age" to "all Americans" in his first major speech. He picks Pittsburgh as the venue, stressing how the steel city "is back," with technology helping revive the former rust belt metropolis. His message: Tech "can revitalize areas that have experienced economic distress."

Updated March 15

Premium Lock Finance execs, Duke economist tell Trump: Stop using Twitter

Corporate financial executives have a clear message for President Trump: Cease and desist with the Twitter tweets. And a Duke economics professor agrees: "They create a lot of noise and uncertainty, which detracts from the positive things that can be accomplished."

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Updated March 15

Premium Lock Duke survey: Exec optimism at 14-year high, 'strong' hiring plans but ...

Optimism among US chief financial officers is at a 14-year high with companies planning "strong hiring and spending" this year, says a new survey from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and CFO Survey. However, they also have some concerns.

March 14

Premium Lock Time running out for WRAL TechWire Awards nominations

WRAL TechWire's annual awards Time is running out to make nominations 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.

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