Posts tagged “Economic development”

September 30, 2014

Premium Lock Pearl Therapeutics expanding, adding jobs in Durham

IT jobs  Pearl Therapeutics, a California-based respiratory drug development subsidiary of AstraZeneca, is hiring and expanding its Durham operations.

Updated September 30, 2014

Premium Lock Source: Murdock making $50M-plus gift to NC Research Campus

The billionaire founder of the North Carolina Research Campus will make the gift announcement Tuesday to continue supporting operational expenses and recruit top scientific talent to the state. It's his second large donation by the 91-year-old in the last 16 months.

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September 30, 2014

Premium Lock RTP happenings: 'Reverse' job fair, Internet of Things meetup

Tech Jobs Under the Big Top  More than 80 open jobs will be available Tuesday evening at the Big Top Reverse Job Fair in Durham. Meanwhile, advocates for the emerging Internet of Things will gather in Raleigh.

September 29, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Monday: CellBreaker, IBM, Lenovo, Durham Innovation District trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle 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 29, 2014

Premium Lock IBM x86 employees go to work at Lenovo on Wednesday

IBM                           With Lenovo and IBM wrapping up their $2.1 billion x86 server deal, the first Big Blue workers will head to a Lenovo operated facility on Wednesday morning. While some workers and facilities will transition in coming months, a large number switch to Lenovo's two buildings in RTP and take orientation in coming days, says Lenovo's top North America exec Jay Parker.

Updated September 29, 2014

Premium Lock Massive redevelopment project coming to downtown Durham

A team of developers led by Longfellow Real Estate Partners from Boston, Duke University and Durham businessman Hank Scherich will unveil formal plans Wednesday for the "Durham Innovation District." The project is expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars and cover 1.7 million square feet of office space.

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September 29, 2014

Premium Lock MCNC to celebrate 30 years of connectivity in North Carolina

MCNC will mark the 30th anniversary of the North Carolina Research and Education Network during their annual Community Day celebration on Nov. 5-6 on the campus of NC State University in Raleigh.

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September 29, 2014

Premium Lock Your 56 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.

September 26, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Friday: Shellshock, Best Places to Work, IBM trending in the Triangle

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 Friday as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated September 26, 2014

Premium Lock Exclusive: IBM affirms RTP's importance with new data center

Over the past several years, IBM has dramatically cut the size of its work force in North Carolina - some 60 percent - through sales of business units and job cuts. But its RTP campus remains the company's largest physically and IBM still employs an estimated 7,500 people in the state. Big Blue also remains committed to its RTP operation as shown by Monday's announcement opening a new data "resiliency" center. In an exclusive Q&A, a senior IBM executive explains the RTP location decision and reiterates Big Blue's support for the site.

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September 25, 2014

Premium Lock Novartis ships first of new-type flu vaccine from Holly Springs plant

Pharmaceutical maker Novartis on Wednesday celebrated the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's licensing and first shipments of a new flu vaccine that the company says could drastically help with reducing a potential pandemic.

Rep. Renee Ellmers Rep. Renee Ellmers

Updated September 24, 2014

Premium Lock Novartis dedicates $1B vaccine plant with VIP flu shots as NC exec who recruited the firm will watch

It's probably a safe bet that Gov. Pat McCrory has already received his flu shot for the 2014-5 season, but he and other VIPs can line up for vaccinations today as Novartis formally dedicates production at its mammoth $1 billion plant in Holly Springs. But there's also an interesting back story to the event: The N.C. Biotechnology Center exec who helped recruit Novartis to N.C. way back in 2006.

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September 24, 2014

Premium Lock No Google Fiber news soon for RTP, but digging is furious in Austin

While Google Fiber mulls where to deploy its gigabit Internet network in coming months, its project in Austin, Texas, is well underway with machines burying cable and technicians stringing more fiber from utility poles. But what has WRAL TechWire been told about Google Fiber in the triangle? Our Insiders find out.

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September 23, 2014

Premium Lock Survey says: Raleigh No. 2, Durham No. 3 in drawing most educated

Brain power    The Triangle and North Carolina are getting an influx of new brainpower, according to a new survey from personal finance website Wallet Hub.

Updated September 22, 2014

Premium Lock IBM opens 'cloud computing' data center in RTP

IBM is opening a huge data center at its RTP campus. According to an announcement made by Big Blue just after midnight, the so-called "cloud resiliency center" will cover some 72,000 square feet.

September 22, 2014

Premium Lock Trending in the Triangle: IBM, Apple, Red Hat and Citrix top social conversations

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 Wednesday as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated September 22, 2014

Premium Lock IBM picks RTP for 'Innovation Center,' one of only six in U.S.

IBM   IBM plans to create an Innovation Center in RTP, but in terms of a timeline or more specifics a Big Blue spokesperson says those are still to be determined.

September 22, 2014

Premium Lock News in review: Your 56 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.

September 19, 2014

Premium Lock Exclusive: Gigabit Internet, Citrix, startups and Queen City lead Triangle Twitter trends

Trending in the Triangle 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 Wednesday as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated September 19, 2014

Premium Lock Report: Ultrafast networks deliver jobs, economic growth

Gigabit Internet access is becoming a reality in the Triangle, and a first-of-its-kind report about the economic impact of ultrafast networks shows that communities where fiber-optic access is deployed are enjoying a "positive impact on economic activity."

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