Posts tagged “Economic development”

Updated March 7, 2014

Premium Lock Raleigh mayor heads to Austin to recruit entrepreneurs, businesses

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane and a team of entrepreneurs plus city staff, are headed to the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, But they are going hunting for entrepreneurs and companies who might want to locate in the capital of North Carolina than the capital of the Lone Star State.

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Updated March 7, 2014

Premium Lock Square 1 profits; NC IDEA deadline; CED's 'Raising Dough;' Mohu kickstarter; Global NEXT mentoring

Gold  Today's "Startup blog" - the first in a regular addition to WRALTechWire's lineup - focuses on Triangle and NC startups, an IPO update, and a kickstarter success. Check out details about Square 1 Bank, NC IDEA's application deadline, CED's fund-raising series, Mohu's kickstarter success, and a mentoring program from Up Global NEXT.

Updated March 5, 2014

Premium Lock Leadership lessons from the Red Hat tower: CEO stresses r-e-s-p-e-c-t

On Tuesday, Red Hat unveiled a new business process management suite and also announced further security acceptance for its "cloud" computing offerings. Yes, the Hatters continue to grow at a relentless pace. And spearheading the drive is CEO Jim Whitehurst. He's leading the company to places it has never been - and in a blog post the affable exec with the boyish grin explains the secrets to his success.

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Updated February 21, 2014

Premium Lock Google Fiber could help make NC the first 'gigastate'

If Google Fiber were to pick the Research Triangle and Charlotte, the high-speed connectivity across the state would take quantum leaps. Don't forget the NC Next Generation Network is under development, MCNC's NCREN has a state-wide fiber backbone, and Time Warner Cable has Duke Net's highway. More projects might be coming - say from some giant like AT&T. Mix all these networks and you have the first "gigastate."

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Updated February 20, 2014

Premium Lock Google picks Triangle for fiber network deployment list

The Triangle area is on the list of metropolitan areas where Internet giant Google wants to deploy its "Google Fiber" broadband network for TV, Internet and other services. However, a final decision about deployment is contingent upon negotiations with various local government agencies.

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Updated February 19, 2014

Premium Lock Here's what Google Fiber wants from metro areas to land network

In a blog post, a Google executive spells out what the Internet giant is looking for from metro areas such as the Triangle if it is to expand its Google Fiber network there.

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Updated February 18, 2014

Premium Lock Higher education's economic impact is focus of 'State of the Triangle' event

Research Triangle Regional Partnership The annual event, scheduled this year for May 22 at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham, will be presented by the Research Triangle Regional Partnership along with naming sponsors PNC and the Research Triangle Foundation.

Updated February 18, 2014

Premium Lock NC IDEA defends $250,000 grant to CED, but how will money be spent as organization reboots?

The economic development group NC IDEA is funneling $250,000 to the Council for Entrepreneurial Development to help the CED implement a strategic shift. But what does that mean? The CED isn't talking. Meanwhile, its lead person on last year's big data project - called TriangulateNC - has left. Plus, not everyone in the Triangle startup community endorses the NC IDEA grant. WRALTechWire takes an in-depth look at what's happening with the CED in an exclusive story for our Insiders.

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February 10, 2014

Premium Lock NCSU economist: 'Innovative state' would be good branding for North Carolina

Late last month, the N.C. Economic Development Board presented a long-term jobs creation blueprint to Gov. Pat McCrory. And NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden likes a lot of what he sees. He even has ideas about how the state should be branded.

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Updated February 5, 2014

Premium Lock NBC picks Durham firm for Olympics; Bioventus acquisition; Salix patent; Decker to N.C. Wireless Center; Cornerstone acquired; wireless carrier rankings out

Bulldog In our Bulldog Blog's latest technology and life sciences news: NBC Olympics uses Durham firms technology; Bioventus acquires product; Salix awarded patent; Commerce Secretary visits Wireless Center; Cornerstone acquired; Wireless carriers ranked.

Updated February 3, 2014

Premium Lock Poetry aside, RTP's news today is crucial to region's future

Let's be candid for a moment when talking about RTP and its technology-life science cluster. There's one straw that stirs the drink - Research Triangle Park. The Park has been the engine for this area's economic development for the past 50 years. And the next stage of the strategic plan being unveiled today is crucial to bringing more attention, more companies and especially more jobs. Talk about startup hubs and incubators is fine, but let's keep some perspective here. Without a reinvigorated Park, the Triangle will have one big hole in the doughnut.

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Updated January 31, 2014

Premium Lock NC IDEA awards $250,000 grant to Council for Entrepreneurial Development

NC IDEA, an economic development group in Durham focused on helping startups across the state, is giving $250,000 to the CED, which is also focused on giving entrepreneurs assistance in growing new ventures. The grant is to be spread out over three years with funds to help launch a new "information bank."

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Updated January 28, 2014

Premium Lock NC jobs plan could mean good news for investors, startups

Restoration of a venture tax credit and matching federal Small Business Innovation and Research grants could give North Carolina's entrepreneurial community a boost, says a veteran executive who has been involved in venture fund raising and startups for more than a decade.

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Updated January 27, 2014

Premium Lock NC business leaders give McCrory 10-year jobs road map

North Carolina will focus its business recruiting efforts on 38 industries, including 10 specific clusters, as part of a new economic development plan that a group of business, political and education leaders officially turned into Gov. Pat McCrory Friday.

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Updated January 27, 2014

Premium Lock NC clean energy jobs grow 20% in 2013; many firms plan to hire in 2014

North Carolina's clean energy industry by the numbers: at least 570 companies employing more than 18,000 workers and generating revenue in 2013 topping $3.5 billion. Learn which sectors generate the most revenue and employ the most people.

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