Posts tagged “Economic development”

Updated September 8, 2014

Premium Lock What can we learn from 800,000 public comments on FCC's net neutrality plan?

The Broadband Report: Bob Lannon and Andrew Pendleton at the Sunlight Foundation have put together a tremendous report categorizing hundreds-of-thousands of public comments on the FCC's net neutrality plan.

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September 8, 2014

Premium Lock News you may have missed: 40 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.

Updated September 5, 2014

Premium Lock Charles Hayes goes to Washington: What I learned at the White House

Charles Hayes, CEO of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, recently went to the White House to participate in an economic development forum. WRAL TechWire asked Hayes to share with our readers just what he learned. And it was a lot.

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Updated September 4, 2014

Premium Lock RTI study: Facebook's data center delivers huge impact to NC

Facebook's massive data center in western N.C. hasn't delivered thousands of jobs on site, but it has provided a substantial boost to the state's economy of $680 million. Some 4,700 jobs were created. So says RTI International in a new report.

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September 3, 2014

Premium Lock Fighting aging work force: Why teaching grandmothers to code isn't a crazy idea

Writing code   Analysis: American businesses are ageing, as is the country; and this is bad for the economy, say Ian Hathaway and Robert Litan, of The Brookings Institution. They report that the share of older firms, aged 16 years or more, has increased from 23 percent in 1992 to 34 percent in 2011. Startups have become a smaller proportion of the economy, going from 15 percent to 8 percent. This is worrisome because young companies account for a disproportionate share of job growth and tend to be more innovative than older ones. The best remedy may not be what most people think it should be, writes Vivek Wadhwa.

Updated September 3, 2014

Premium Lock Xellia Pharma commits to $100M investment, 40 new jobs in Raleigh

Jobs  Lured in part by property tax incentives from the City of Raleigh, Xellia Pharmaceuticals will invest $100 million in the expansion of its manufacturing plant and create 40 new full-time jobs.

September 2, 2014

Premium Lock Holiday catch up: More than 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 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.

Updated August 26, 2014

Premium Lock UNC doubles tech licensing revenue to record $7.9M

UNC Office of Technology Development Licensing technologies created at UNC Chapel Hill more than doubled the highest amount the university has ever received in single fiscal year, according to reports.

Updated August 25, 2014

Premium Lock Inside Iron Yard Durham's 'Code School:' Who's hiring?

So the question I wanted answered about the Iron Yard coding school, which held its first graduation and demo day on Friday at the Full Frame Theater in the American Tobacco campus in Durham, was this: Would any local company actually hire one of the graduates? Would the graduates be more suitable for startups or larger companies or both? And could they make an impact right away or would they be more like project hires, with a bunch of upside at a lower price?

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Updated August 25, 2014

Premium Lock Inside 'Code School:' Graduating into a jobs market

Students pay some $10,000 for an intense 12-week course in learning and writing code. They are basically guaranteed jobs within six months of graduation. But two of the first class in Durham had secured jobs even before graduation. WRAL TechWire's Jason Parker reports from graduation day.

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Updated August 25, 2014

Premium Lock Going inside Iron Yard Durham 'Code School' Demo Day

Iron Yard Durham graduated its first "Code School" graduates on Friday at a special "Demo Day." And WRAL TechWire was there. Insiders Jason Parker and Joe Procopio provide in-depth coverage and analysis of the event. Their stories are now available for Insider subscribers.

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Updated August 25, 2014

Premium Lock Sony PSN Attack; Opinion-Entrepreneurship; mobile commerce; tablet tipping point; Windows 9 in Sept.?

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Hackers attack Sony PlayStation Network; Opinion-Entrepreneurship: Impacting a vital Wilmington; the future of mobile commerce is commerce; Tablets hit tipping point; and Why Microsoft needs to reveal Windows 9 sooner than later.

August 25, 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 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.

Updated August 22, 2014

Premium Lock Valley loses, Triangle gains: Report cites options for vexed SF startups

Innovation Widely read tech publication CNET gives a big shout-out to the Triangle in an in-depth report about alternative destinations other than traditional tech hubs such as San Francisco. Growing "clashes" in the Golden Gate are driving entrepreneurs to pursue alternative destinations, CNET says. And Triangle is one of them.

August 22, 2014

Premium Lock Exclusive: New Biotech Center CEO will 'push the envelope with new ideas and programs'

In the second part of an exclusive in-depth Q&A with Doug Edgeton, the new CEO of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the veteran life science executive talks about his goals, his background, and the Center's commitment to development of the sector across the state.

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Updated August 22, 2014

Premium Lock Growing number of states clear way for crowdfunding

Note: WRAL TechWire has covered aggressively the issue of crowdfunding legislation in North Carolina. the NC JOBS Act failed this week. Other states, however, are moving ahead. This story recapping efforts elsewhere was published by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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August 21, 2014

Premium Lock Major RTP angel investor supports GroundFloor's move, says lack of crowdfunding will hurt NC startups

One of the Triangle's most active angel investors with money wagered on Wedpics, Adzerk, Groundfloor, Offline Media, Rocketbolt, SnapYeti, and Trinket, says the lack of crowdfunding is going to hurt startups in N.C. But he also supports GroundFloor's move to Georgia where its crowdlending model already is being rolled out. WRAL TechWire Insiders get the exclusive story.

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Updated August 21, 2014

Premium Lock Prediction: Failure to pass crowdfunding, other economic development bills will hurt N.C.

NC JOBS Act    North Carolina had a chance to establish itself as a leader in the emerging trend of crowdfunding for startup businesses. The state also could have had more money to invest in economic development. But the General Assembly failed to pass the bills. And don't be surprised if our state suffers.

August 21, 2014

Premium Lock Hey, world: Triangle is no longer 'South-by-SouthMaybe'

A joke circulating earlier this year lumped the Triangle, Nashville, Chicago together under a moniker that chided many cities' perceived Austin-envy: "South-by-SouthMAYBE." But at the Southern Governors' Association meeting, Adam Klein, who runs the American Underground in Durham and Raleigh, lets the world know: There's no "maybe" about the Triangle as an entrepreneurial metro. Be sure to read Klein's essay, requested by and written especially for WRAL TechWire.

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Updated August 20, 2014

Premium Lock More than 60 startups join lineup for Tech Venture 2014

CED Tech Venture Conference The Council for Entrepreneurial development is going to swamp attendees at its annual venture conference with startup and emerging companies that just might be worth investment. The list of presenting companies grew to more than 60 with the list announced Wednesday.

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