Posts tagged “Economic development”

Updated September 16, 2014

Premium Lock Nearly 80 startups take center stage at Tech Venture conference

The Council for Entrepreneurial development puts on its annual venture capital conference in Raleigh today and Wednesday. The "stars" will be nearly 80 startups, including 18 that will be showcased specifically for investors. Another 60 will be vying for attention in the "Demo Room."

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September 15, 2014

Premium Lock What's trending in the Triangle for Monday, Sept. 15, 2014?

Trending in the Triangle Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Monday as curated by @WRALTechWire.

September 15, 2014

Premium Lock AvidXchange to add 603 tech jobs in Charlotte

Information Technology         AvidXchange, a fast-growing provider of automated payment processes, plans to more than double the size of its work force, the company says. Gov. Pat McCrory announced the news and a state tax incentive worth more than $7.5 million if all the jobs promised are created.

Updated September 15, 2014

Premium Lock Duke Energy to invest $500 million to expand solar power in N.C.

Solar energy      Duke Energy says it will invest $500 million in multiple projects to expand its solar power capacity in North Carolina. One solar farm in Duplin County will be the largest east of the Mississippi. The state's sustainable energy business association sees the deal as a big boost to N.C.'s solar industry.

Updated September 15, 2014

Premium Lock Your 45 WRAL TechWire headlines from last week

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with nearly 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

Updated September 11, 2014

Premium Lock Inside Innovate Raleigh Summit: Planning next steps for Raleigh entrepreneurs

Red Hat's announcement to support the Citrix incubator program in Raleigh stole the headlines at the Innovate Raleigh Summit on Wednesday. But what happened the rest of the day as civic leaders, entrepreneurs and business leaders discussed how to improve the capital city's startup sector? WRAL TechWire's Jason Parker has the details.

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Updated September 11, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat commits to supporting new Citrix startup program in Raleigh

Building startups    Citrix is preparing to launch an entrepreneurial startup program at its new Citrix-Sharefile headquarters in Raleigh. Wednesday night, red Hat committed to supporting the effort. So is the City of Raleigh.

September 11, 2014

Premium Lock Triangle Entrepreneurship Week focuses today on success stories, 'women in power'

The fourth Forward Triangle - Triangle Entrepreneurship Week continues today with three programs and a closing party. DataPalooza closes the week of activities on Friday.

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September 10, 2014

Premium Lock Innovate Raleigh summit highlights Triangle Entrepreneurship Week schedule

The Innovate Raleigh summit kicks off today following a "Startup Crawl" tour of downtown Tuesday night. The summit will focus on ways to improve the city's entrepreneurship community. Meanwhile, the fourth Forward Triangle - Triangle Entrepreneurship Week continues.

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September 9, 2014

Premium Lock Amazon posts job openings for first N.C. distribution center

Amazon.com    Amazon is apparently planning to open a distribution center in Concord, N.C., based on job openings posted on its corporate website. The company has yet to confirm a decision, but media reports says a deal is near.

Updated September 9, 2014

Premium Lock 'Startup Crawl' highlights Forward Triangle-Triangle Entrepreneurship Week schedule

The calendar is set and tickets are now available for all the events that will make up the fourth Forward Triangle - Triangle Entrepreneurship Week coming next month. Today's highlights include legal advice, pitching, and the "Startup Crawl."

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September 9, 2014

Premium Lock As Bayer CropScience breaks ground for $30M greenhouse, there's more growth to come

Jim Blome heads one of the world's largest seed companies, but he isn't ready to spill the beans on Bayer CropScience's future plans for expansion on its Research Triangle Park campus.

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September 8, 2014

Premium Lock Forward Triangle - Triangle Entrepreneurship Week opens today

The calendar is set and tickets are now available for all the events that will make up the fourth Forward Triangle - Triangle Entrepreneurship Week coming next month.

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Updated September 8, 2014

Premium Lock What can we learn from 800,000 public comments on FCC's net neutrality plan?

The Broadband Report: Bob Lannon and Andrew Pendleton at the Sunlight Foundation have put together a tremendous report categorizing hundreds-of-thousands of public comments on the FCC's net neutrality plan.

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September 8, 2014

Premium Lock News you may have missed: 40 headlines from last week

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with more than 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

Updated September 5, 2014

Premium Lock Charles Hayes goes to Washington: What I learned at the White House

Charles Hayes, CEO of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, recently went to the White House to participate in an economic development forum. WRAL TechWire asked Hayes to share with our readers just what he learned. And it was a lot.

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Updated September 4, 2014

Premium Lock RTI study: Facebook's data center delivers huge impact to NC

Facebook's massive data center in western N.C. hasn't delivered thousands of jobs on site, but it has provided a substantial boost to the state's economy of $680 million. Some 4,700 jobs were created. So says RTI International in a new report.

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September 3, 2014

Premium Lock Fighting aging work force: Why teaching grandmothers to code isn't a crazy idea

Writing code   Analysis: American businesses are ageing, as is the country; and this is bad for the economy, say Ian Hathaway and Robert Litan, of The Brookings Institution. They report that the share of older firms, aged 16 years or more, has increased from 23 percent in 1992 to 34 percent in 2011. Startups have become a smaller proportion of the economy, going from 15 percent to 8 percent. This is worrisome because young companies account for a disproportionate share of job growth and tend to be more innovative than older ones. The best remedy may not be what most people think it should be, writes Vivek Wadhwa.

Updated September 3, 2014

Premium Lock Xellia Pharma commits to $100M investment, 40 new jobs in Raleigh

Jobs  Lured in part by property tax incentives from the City of Raleigh, Xellia Pharmaceuticals will invest $100 million in the expansion of its manufacturing plant and create 40 new full-time jobs.

September 2, 2014

Premium Lock Holiday catch up: More than 50 WRAL TechWire headlines from last week

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with more than 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

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