Posts tagged “Economic development”

July 17, 2014

Premium Lock Drug firm Merz moving HQ, 250 jobs to Raleigh from Greensboro

Merz bringing HQ, jobs to Raleigh Pharmaceutical company Merz North America is shifting its headquarters from Greensboro to Raleigh and consolidating other operations in the Triangle.

Updated July 16, 2014

Premium Lock Crowdfunding bill clears N.C. Senate Committee

NC JOBS Act    North Carolina residents would be able to invest small amounts in new in-state ventures through crowd funding under a bill that cleared the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday. A separate economic development bill also is attached.

Updated July 16, 2014

Premium Lock A rare look into economic recruitment, requirements: Cary's disappearing 1,237 jobs document

IT jobs  The Town of Cary published, albeit briefly, a document spelling out details of a job recruitment proposal that could lead to the addition of 1,237 information technology jobs from an "international information technology and engineering services firm." For those interested in how economic recruitment works, this is interesting reading. The package includes $17 million in state tax credits and a $123,700 matching grant from Cary for a state One North Carolina Fund grant.

Updated July 16, 2014

Premium Lock Commerce: Jobs announcement today is not about Cary

Information Technology         Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to make what the state Commerce department describes as "significant." But it does not involve a project involving 1,200 IT jobs for Cary. The Cary Town Council is considering providing $123,700 in incentives to the unidentified company. The incentives would provide a local match for a similar One North Carolina Fund grant from the state.

Updated July 15, 2014

Premium Lock IBM joins $635M semiconductor effort in New York

IBM                           IBM is joining a public-private sector consortium targeting semiconductor research and production in the state of New York. It's the second largest commitment to chips IBM has made in the past two weeks even as rumors continue to swirl that Big Blue is trying to sell its big chip complex in East Fishkill, N.Y.

July 14, 2014

Premium Lock Raleigh attorney Gary Joyner named RTRP chairman

Gary Joyner The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) has elected Gary K. Joyner as its chair for the next two years.

July 14, 2014

Premium Lock FCC moves forward with E-Rate reforms

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: The Federal Communications Commission on Friday voted along party lines to begin to transition E-Rate, the country's largest educational technology subsidy program.

Updated July 14, 2014

Premium Lock Your 46 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 46 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.

July 10, 2014

Premium Lock Goodnight, Triangle business leaders call for immigration reform

Several Triangle business leaders, including SAS CEO Jim Goodnight, participated in the National Day of Action on Wednesday, as groups nationwide called on Congress to push forward on stalled immigration reform measures.

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July 7, 2014

Premium Lock A tip of the hat to those who help spread N.C. biotech's message

Opinion: North Carolina's growing biotechnology and life science community puts on a big show at the international BIO convention to help spread the word about the state's success. Benefactors help make sure the message is delivered.

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Updated July 7, 2014

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa's book 'Innovating Women' hits markets Sept. 2

How have some of the most successful women in technology found success? What lessons can they share to others who hope to crack the "glass ceiling?" Former Triangle tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa, now an academic and author, examines the challenges women face in the tech industry through a new book based on input from hundreds of female executives and tech workers around the world.

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July 7, 2014

Premium Lock Week in review: WRAL TechWire's headlines

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 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 July 2, 2014

Premium Lock Capital watch: Crowdfunding bill in a 'mess;' patent troll bill advancing

NC JOBS Act    Two key bills in the North Carolina General Assembly that concern the tech community - crowdfunding and patent trolls - are still pending. What's happening? Let's go inside the sausage-making process that is politics ...

Updated July 2, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo's chairman expects IBM server deal to win approval

Lenovo               "There is no change to the plan," says Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing about his company's plan to acquire IBM's x86 server businesses for some $2.3 billion.

June 30, 2014

Premium Lock European Union approves Lenovo's Google Motorola acquisition

Google Motorola       Good news for Lenovo comes from the European Union, which has given approval to it's proposed $2.8 billion acquisition of Google Motorola Mobility.

Updated June 30, 2014

Premium Lock Bayer CropScience to make $30M investment in RTP

Bayer CropScience's $29.6 million expansion at its North American and Global Seeds headquarters in RTP also will include a 29,500-square-foot greenhouse to enhance agricultural and bioscience industry leadership in the Triangle.

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June 30, 2014

Premium Lock Insiders praise North Carolina's workforce prep

BIO Insiders Workforce was the topic as three biomanufacturing leaders sat down to chat last week at the North Carolina pavilion during BIO 2014.

June 30, 2014

Premium Lock Your 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 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 June 27, 2014

Premium Lock Immigration visa caps cost Triangle more than 2,500 tech jobs, report says

The Triangle's tech and life sciences sectors lost out on adding more than 2,500 jobs tech due to the denial of visas to foreign-born workers. Read more about the findings from an immigration reform group.

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Updated June 27, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo exec: Acquisitions from IBM, Google are still 'on track'

Lenovo               Lenovo is still "on track" to close on its $5 billion dollars worth of acquisitions from IBM and Google before the end of the year, a company executive says.

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