Posts tagged “Economic development”

May 22, 2014

Premium Lock Report: Health care, computing 'clusters' drive Triangle job growth

Industry "clusters" targeted by a 5-year jobs growth plan launched by the Research Triangle Region Economic Partnership have produced 80 percent of the job growth, according to the State of Things to Come report issued Thursday. The goal is 100,000 new jobs, and that number is expected to be reached in June.

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Updated May 22, 2014

Premium Lock NC House begins working on patent troll bill bill at urging of SAS

Court decision Cary-based software developer SAS Institute has been a proponent of the bill. General counsel John Boswell said that one patent troll company had won $85 million from other companies before going after SAS. After $8 million in litigation costs, SAS won. But when SAS tried to recoup damages against the company, it had only $800 in the bank.

Updated May 22, 2014

Premium Lock Crowdfunding bill appears to be on fast track in General Assembly

NC JOBS Act    The North Carolina JOBS Act, which would enable crowdfunding of startups, could become law during the General Assembly's current session, a key backer of the bill tells WRAL TechWire. Insiders get the details.

May 16, 2014

Premium Lock Do we live in the most interesting times? Don't forget your history

Mike Walden Analysis: I was born in 1951, and most of my current students were born after 1990. I and they have certainly seen our lives altered by new inventions and innovations, especially in information technology and communications. But some say that, while these changes have been significant, their impacts have not been as transforming on daily lives as those brought about by electricity, the automobile and tractor, the telephone and the radio in the 20s and 30s. It's popular to say we live in a fast-paced, highly connected, ever-shifting world. But a strong case can be made for that world actually occurring 90 years ago.

May 16, 2014

Premium Lock Ag Biotech Showcase to highlight nine emerging NC, regional firms

Biotech industry Nine entrepreneurial companies from North Carolina and three other Southeastern states will take the North Carolina Biotechnology Center stage next Tuesday, May 20, for the Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase 2014.

Updated May 16, 2014

Premium Lock Good news for IT job seekers: NC openings grow 2.6% in April

More information technology jobs were available in April - and that's no joke. The new IT Job Trends report from the North Carolina Technology Association shows that the daily advertised average of IT jobs increased 2.6 percent. Says the report: "Labor demand bottom out earlier this year."

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Updated May 16, 2014

Premium Lock Report: NC is bucking declining national entrepreneurship trend

State of the economy   Nationally, entrepreneurial activity is declining, but activity in North Carolina increased in 2013, bucking the national downward trend. A new Kauffman Foundation report suggests declining entrepreneurship could be a sign that the economy is improving--in good economic times, fewer entrepreneurs begin their businesses out of "necessity" than in poor economic times. Amy Huffman has the details.

Updated May 12, 2014

Premium Lock Data Matters: New courses dig deep into big data analytics

The Broadband Report: The National Consortium for Data Science and other partners including the Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC-CH are hosting a series of short courses on all things data this summer in Chapel Hill.

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May 9, 2014

Premium Lock Internet companies ask FCC to ditch net neutrality plan

Net Neutrality More than 100 companies ranging from startups to web giants filed a letter this week calling on the FCC to rethink its path on protecting and preserving an open, equal Internet - a debate that is nearing a boiling point on Capitol Hill.

Updated May 8, 2014

Premium Lock Jobs report helps show why Raleigh-Durham should be one metro area

A new report from financial news and advice site WalletHub demonstrates - again - why Raleigh, Durham and the Triangle need to be united as one Metropolitan Statistical Area. A Triangle MSA would boost our region's hopes of gaining more media attention and, hopefully, more jobs as well as talented people who want to relocate. The Next Generation Network consortium is an example of what a united Triangle can produce.

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Updated May 7, 2014

Premium Lock Raleigh, Durham among best cities to start careers; Fayetteville near bottom

Help wanted sign        Just in time for graduation, financial news and advice website WalletHub is out with a new report ranking cities as best - and worst - places to launch a career. Raleigh came in 14th, Durham 36th. But Fayetteville is among the worst at No. 143 out of 150 metros.This story has been updated with seven key statistics for each city.

May 6, 2014

Premium Lock Award-winning tech transfer exec returns to NC after leading U.Va. Innovation transformation

W. Mark Crowell, who helped lead tech transfer efforts at Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and N.S. State as well as the building of NCSU's Centennial Campus, is returning to Chapel Hill after a four-year tenure as the award winning executive director at U. Va. Innovation. The University of Virginia's H. Brevy Cannon interviewed Crowell about the development of the university as a tech transfer and entrepreneurial leader.

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Updated May 5, 2014

Premium Lock FCC gears up for E-Rate modernization with NC input

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: The Federal Communications Commission is holding a workshop on Tuesday focused on E-Rate reform with two North Carolina technology leaders featured on the agenda. Heading to D.C. are Phil Emer at the Friday Institute and Joe Freddoso, CEO at MCNC, which operates the North Carolina Research and Education Network.

Updated May 5, 2014

Premium Lock Veteran tech transfer exec leaves UVA, returning to NC roots

W. Mark Crowell, a veteran executive who led technology transfer efforts at UNC-CH, NCSU and Duke, is returning to the Triangle. Crowell is stepping down as executive director of the innovation program at the University of Virginia and plans to become a consultant based in Chapel Hill.

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Updated May 2, 2014

Premium Lock High-tech shares stage at Moogfest - execs explain why

Moogfest is an annual arts and music festival but last week the North Carolina Technology Association teamed up with member Moog Music to add some high-tech to the show. Called "Synthesis," the showcase included SAS and other firms. NCTA's Marc Montoro reports on what happened an Synthesis and why the tech firms chose to participate.

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Updated May 2, 2014

Premium Lock Exclusive: NC Biotech Center leader sees budget cuts being restored

In a wide-ranging interview, Norris Tolson, the retiring president and CEO of the NC Biotech Center, said he believes that Center's budget may be at least partly "resurrected," when the General Assembly meets again, that he thinks new areas such as bio-defense offer great potential and that a new branding initiative may finally get the state's AG Bio sector the respect it deserves. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer reports the details in an exclusive interview for Insiders.

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April 25, 2014

Premium Lock Cyborg uses antenna to see color - only at @MoogFest

It's true: The antenna in the skull of Neil Harbisson has the ability to register color and transfer the color into sounds. Through memorization, Harbisson has taught himself what different colors sound like. He has used these sounds to create contemporary visual art and music.Julie Terry of the Research Triangle Foundation provides the details.

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Updated April 25, 2014

Premium Lock Talking pain points: What keeps employers up at night

From technology to human resources and employee recruitment as well as retention, to needs for new products, and ways to handle big data, five executives tell a crowd in Wilmington just how trying business can be these days.

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Updated April 24, 2014

Premium Lock Tech innovation, jobs across NC are focus at Moog Fest kickoff

The Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville was close to its max capacity of 500 audience members, and it's safe to say that most attendees had never been to a music and arts festival that started with a discussion centered on economic development. The audience, made up mostly of festival goers, showed the most enthusiasm around ideas that made North Carolina stronger as a whole. Julie Terry of the Research Triangle Foundation provides the details.

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April 24, 2014

Premium Lock State Treasurer Cowell to talk jobs, innovation at Wilmington event

UNCW The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UNC-Wilmington is hosting an event on "pains" that keep employers up at night. State Treasurer Janet Cowell is among the speakers.

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