Posts tagged “Economic development”
Today's "Startup blog" - the first in a regular addition to WRALTechWire's lineup - focuses on Triangle and NC startups, an IPO update, and a kickstarter success. Check out details about Square 1 Bank, NC IDEA's application deadline, CED's fund-raising series, Mohu's kickstarter success, and a mentoring program from Up Global NEXT.
On Tuesday, Red Hat unveiled a new business process management suite and also announced further security acceptance for its "cloud" computing offerings. Yes, the Hatters continue to grow at a relentless pace. And spearheading the drive is CEO Jim Whitehurst. He's leading the company to places it has never been - and in a blog post the affable exec with the boyish grin explains the secrets to his success.
If Google Fiber were to pick the Research Triangle and Charlotte, the high-speed connectivity across the state would take quantum leaps. Don't forget the NC Next Generation Network is under development, MCNC's NCREN has a state-wide fiber backbone, and Time Warner Cable has Duke Net's highway. More projects might be coming - say from some giant like AT&T. Mix all these networks and you have the first "gigastate."
The Triangle area is on the list of metropolitan areas where Internet giant Google wants to deploy its "Google Fiber" broadband network for TV, Internet and other services. However, a final decision about deployment is contingent upon negotiations with various local government agencies.
In a blog post, a Google executive spells out what the Internet giant is looking for from metro areas such as the Triangle if it is to expand its Google Fiber network there.
The annual event, scheduled this year for May 22 at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham, will be presented by the Research Triangle Regional Partnership along with naming sponsors PNC and the Research Triangle Foundation.
The economic development group NC IDEA is funneling $250,000 to the Council for Entrepreneurial Development to help the CED implement a strategic shift. But what does that mean? The CED isn't talking. Meanwhile, its lead person on last year's big data project - called TriangulateNC - has left. Plus, not everyone in the Triangle startup community endorses the NC IDEA grant. WRALTechWire takes an in-depth look at what's happening with the CED in an exclusive story for our Insiders.
Late last month, the N.C. Economic Development Board presented a long-term jobs creation blueprint to Gov. Pat McCrory. And NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden likes a lot of what he sees. He even has ideas about how the state should be branded.
NBC picks Durham firm for Olympics; Bioventus acquisition; Salix patent; Decker to N.C. Wireless Center; Cornerstone acquired; wireless carrier rankings out
In our Bulldog Blog's latest technology and life sciences news: NBC Olympics uses Durham firms technology; Bioventus acquires product; Salix awarded patent; Commerce Secretary visits Wireless Center; Cornerstone acquired; Wireless carriers ranked.
Let's be candid for a moment when talking about RTP and its technology-life science cluster. There's one straw that stirs the drink - Research Triangle Park. The Park has been the engine for this area's economic development for the past 50 years. And the next stage of the strategic plan being unveiled today is crucial to bringing more attention, more companies and especially more jobs. Talk about startup hubs and incubators is fine, but let's keep some perspective here. Without a reinvigorated Park, the Triangle will have one big hole in the doughnut.
NC IDEA, an economic development group in Durham focused on helping startups across the state, is giving $250,000 to the CED, which is also focused on giving entrepreneurs assistance in growing new ventures. The grant is to be spread out over three years with funds to help launch a new "information bank."
Restoration of a venture tax credit and matching federal Small Business Innovation and Research grants could give North Carolina's entrepreneurial community a boost, says a veteran executive who has been involved in venture fund raising and startups for more than a decade.
North Carolina will focus its business recruiting efforts on 38 industries, including 10 specific clusters, as part of a new economic development plan that a group of business, political and education leaders officially turned into Gov. Pat McCrory Friday.
North Carolina's clean energy industry by the numbers: at least 570 companies employing more than 18,000 workers and generating revenue in 2013 topping $3.5 billion. Learn which sectors generate the most revenue and employ the most people.
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