Posts tagged “Economic development”

June 10, 2014

Premium Lock Inside CED's Innovators Report: Exploring its meaning, implications

Joan Siefert Rose, president of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, talks with WRAL TechWire Insiders about the Innovators Report released last week which found that startups and other emerging businesses in North Carolina raised more than $400 million in capital through 2013. So what does the report say about the state's startup ecosystem going forward?

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Updated June 10, 2014

Premium Lock Winston-Salem strikes AT&T ultra-fast Internet deal; Carrboro next?

Fiber optic network                      The City of Winston-Salem is the latest municipal participant in the North Carolina Next Generation Network project to make a deal with A&T for the deployment of an ultrafast Internet and entertainment network. Carrboro could be next.

Updated June 10, 2014

Premium Lock Raleigh-Cary metro ranks 8th on Forbes' 'battle for information jobs' list

Information Technology      A new report from Forbes says the Raleigh-Cary metro area is among the national leaders for information technology job creation. Forbes recently cited Raleigh-Cary fourth overall for job creation.

Updated June 10, 2014

Premium Lock Looking for work? 'Bullish' hiring in Raleigh-Cary, Manpower says

Jobs        Job seekers in the Raleigh-Cary metro area can expect better hunting in the third quarter of this year, says a new survey of employers from talent management firm Manpower. Across the state, hiring is forecast as "strong."

Updated June 10, 2014

Premium Lock Infographic: Where are the jobs across the U.S.?

The hiring outlook across the U.S. is at its highest level since before the recession struck in 2008-2009, says talent management firm Manpower. And the Raleigh-Cary metro area is the second best for hiring prospects in the third quarter. An infographic from Manpower highlights the national trends.

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Updated June 9, 2014

Premium Lock Brookings Institute gives a thumbs up to RTP's future plan

In a new report titled "The New Geography of Innovation," the Research Triangle Park receives high marks for its still-unfolding plan to remake the five-decade-old science and research park. While several cities are recognized for revitalizing urban zones as hubs of entrepreneurship and innovation, RTP is cited as the model for turning traditional office parks into an "urbanized science park."

Light rail in RTP future? Light rail in RTP future?

June 9, 2014

Premium Lock NC 29th for Silicon Valley talent; you wouldn't guess who is No. 1

A new report breaks down where Silicon Valley firms draw their talent and, yes, North Carolina is on the list. But the state ranks below Missouri (??) and other states not known as high-tech hotbeds. But where is the top talent source? Hint: It's not what you think.

Cisco engineer and NCSU grad Bil Dry wows Pat McCrory Cisco engineer and NCSU grad Bil Dry wows Pat McCrory

Updated June 9, 2014

Premium Lock You Decide: Can gray become green in rural areas?

Mike Walden Dr. Michael Walden: Retired people are on the move. They're going to resorts, towns and cities where their children and grandchildren live, or simply to locations with a lower cost of living. And they're not just visiting - they're staying.

June 9, 2014

Premium Lock World Cup to test broadband in Brazil

The Broadband Report: Brazil is facing a massive challenge this week as the FIFA World Cup kicks off and millions of soccer fans armed with mobile phones, smart TVs, PCs and tablets generate what many believe will be an unprecedented demand for bandwidth.

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June 9, 2014

Premium Lock Your 51 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 - more than 50 stories over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRALTechWire last week.

Updated June 6, 2014

Premium Lock NC wins Cisco expansion - 550 more jobs for RTP

Cisco Systems Inc. is adding more jobs and investing additional money in its RTP campus. State officials formally agreed to a contract with Cisco early Friday as part of a tax incentive package to help lure the new jobs to North Carolina, which beat out Texas and Georgia for the jobs.

Cisco engineer and NCSU grad Bil Dry wows Pat McCrory Cisco engineer and NCSU grad Bil Dry wows Pat McCrory

Updated June 6, 2014

Premium Lock Cisco's D-Day salute to USofA: New jobs in RTP

Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers has been fighting corporate U.S. tax policy for years and has said more than once the networking giant wasn't going to hire or grow in the U.S. until policy changed. Then came Friday's news that 550 new jobs - and 143 lost through layoffs - will be added to Cisco's RTP campus. So what's going on?

In constant motion, leaders talk new jobs at Cisco In constant motion, leaders talk new jobs at Cisco

June 6, 2014

Premium Lock NC House and Senate give tentative nods to Commerce reorganization

New jobs     The state House and Senate on Thursday gave tentative approval to different versions of a bill designed to turn the marketing and job-recruitment functions carried out by the Department of Commerce to a private nonprofit.

Updated June 5, 2014

Premium Lock Report: New 'strategic direction' for entrepreneurs will drive job growth

A group of organizations across North Carolina, including the Triangle J Council of Government, outlines in a new report stressing four goals that it says if achieved would make the state more competitive and create more jobs. One section focuses on the need to boost the entrepreneurial sector, including a call for more capital.

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Updated June 5, 2014

Premium Lock Lawmakers poised to turn business recruitment over to nonprofit

Commerce committees in both the House and Senate approved legislation Wednesday to turn the state's job-recruitment efforts over to a nonprofit company that would contract with the state but be able to keep more of its activities private.

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Updated June 4, 2014

Premium Lock Report: NC companies land $461M from investors in 2013

The trends that are described in the report demonstrate an "encouraging sign" for the region's entrepreneurs, says Joan Siefert Rose, CED's president.

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June 2, 2014

Premium Lock FreeWheeling NC wins local CityCamp event

CityCamp NC 2014 FreeWheeling NC won the fourth annual CityCamp NC event held in Raleigh on May 29-31 for their idea of prototyping a way to make biking safer in North Carolina.

June 2, 2014

Premium Lock North Carolina has new tool for STEM education

NC STEM Center The new NC STEM Center is a one-stop shop for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in North Carolina.

June 2, 2014

Premium Lock NTIA: Building on the community broadband momentum

The Broadband Report       Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling commented on the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and BTOP in today's edition of The Broadband Report.

May 30, 2014

Premium Lock NetApp's new lab means 'on order of 150' new RTP jobs

Storage technology firm NetApp dedicates a new 155,000 square facility building - the fifth at its RTP campus - and will add "on the order of 150 new positions" to man it, says the company executive who oversees its Triangle operations.

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