Posts tagged “Economic development”

Updated June 27, 2014

Premium Lock Attention high-tech job hopefuls: It's 'absolutely a job-seekers market'

Chief Information Officers in the Triangle area are either ramping up plans for hiring or are looking to fill open positions. Yet they are having trouble finding candidates. Why? And if you are looking for a job, what advice can help you land a coveted position? A talent management executive offers his insight.

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Updated June 26, 2014

Premium Lock Crowdfunding bill now on N.C. Senate agenda

NC JOBS Act    The chances of crowdfunding becoming law in N.C. improved greatly Wednesday when backers of the bill in the state Senate incorporated it into a large "regulatory reform" package. But backers are taking nothing for granted.

June 26, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo-IBM server deal 'in limbo' over security concerns

IBM                           After months of talking, Lenovo and IBM remain involved in discussions with the U.S. government as they try to win approval for their $2.3 billion x86 server deal. The deal "remains in limbo," says The Wall Street Journal. In other news: An insider trading case involving an IBM deal expands.

June 25, 2014

Premium Lock More Raleigh area execs plan to boost technology job hiring

Information Technology      Talent management firm Robert Half Technology says 15 percent of chief information officers in the greater Raleigh metro area plan to increase information technology-related hiring over the next six months. That's up sharply from 9 percent for the first half of this year. However, CIOs also say finding talented workers remains a challenge.

Updated June 25, 2014

Premium Lock Startup community lobbies N.C. Senate hard for crowdfunding bill

NC JOBS Act    We've updated this story with more developments. Supporters of the so-called NC JOBS Act, which would authorize crowdfunding for new and emerging businesses, have launched another lobbying effort to convince the N.C. Senate to pass a bill that the House agreed to a year ago. "This grassroots effort is helping," says a key backer. But time is running out. And now Attorney General Roy Cooper is warning about crooks in crowdfunding.

Updated June 25, 2014

Premium Lock Who is hiring? N.C. life science employment up 7% since recession

Supporters of the North Carolina life sciences industries often tout that business sector as crucial to the state's economic health. And a new report affirms that belief, pointing out that N.C. life science jobs increased 7 percent to more than 66,000 through 2012 while wages grew even faster - up nearly 13 percent to almost $82,000.

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Updated June 25, 2014

Premium Lock Governor signs N.C. Commerce privatization bill

North Carolina  The state is turning its marketing and job recruitment functions over to a private nonprofit under a bill that cleared the legislature last week and was signed by Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday.

June 23, 2014

Premium Lock You Decide: Is small the new big?

Mike Walden Dr. Michael Walden of N.C. State University says a common plot in many popular novels and movies is the "little guy" triumphing over adversity. You decide if this is becoming more of a reality in today's world.

June 23, 2014

Premium Lock Your 56 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.

June 19, 2014

Premium Lock Time running out for crowdfunding bill in NC Senate

NC JOBS Act    If you are among those who want to see crowdfunding brought to North Carolina to help finance startups then you had better step up your phone calls and emails to the state Senate. The NC JOBS Act isn't a top priority - and time is running out to get the bill passed.

June 18, 2014

Premium Lock Commerce privatization bill clears legislature

North Carolina  The state will turn its marketing and job recruitment functions over to a private nonprofit under a bill that cleared the legislature Wednesday.

June 17, 2014

Premium Lock ExitEvent news: Five startups spin out of ThinkHouse

ExitEvent Inaugural ThinkHouse fellows demo startups they built and traction they made in the living-learning community in this story as part the news partnership between WRAL TechWire and ExitEvent.

Updated June 17, 2014

Premium Lock Crowdfunding advocates launch last-second appeal for support in NC Senate

NC JOBS Act    After a crowdfunding bill passed decisively in the N.C. House last year, advocates have tried in vain to get the measure passed in the Senate. With the latest session of the general Assembly nearly its close as the last big battle (budget) heads toward a climax, crowdfunding supporters are hoping for a last-second approval. Will they get it?

June 16, 2014

Premium Lock Latest broadband news on FCC, Net Neutrality, Cisco, TWC, AT&T, Telehealth

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: Broadband providers should not treat all bits the same; Former Time Warner Cable CEO passes; FCC head says bad state laws are blocking high-speed broadband; public comments on net neutrality open; AT&T sells DirectTV merger in filing; and surgery in high-definition. Some of the latest broadband news from the Triangle, North Carolina, the southeast, and the world is just a click away.

June 16, 2014

Premium Lock Cantor's loss won't kill immigration reform; it was already dead

Vivek Wadhwa Vivek Wadhwa: There are debates about whether comprehensive immigration reform is dead because of the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the primaries. The fact is that it never had any hope.

June 16, 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.

June 13, 2014

Premium Lock What's end game for AT&T in expanding to Durham? Meeting 'strong demand'

Thursday's agreement with the City of Durham for building of an ultrafast Internet network brings AT&T more than another step closer to deployment of the North Carolina Next Generation network. The move also takes the communication giant into what for it largely new market.

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Updated June 12, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo: North Carolina in the running for a new facility

Lenovo is expanding its physical footprint in the United States with plans for new offices in Danbury, Conn. The world's No. 1 PC manufacturer also is seeking another U.S. site for growth, a company executive says, and North Carolina could land it.

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Updated June 12, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo picks Connecticut for expansion, seeks another US site

Lenovo               Lenovo is expanding its physical footprint in the U.S. with plans for new offices in Danbury, Ct. The world's No. 1 PC manufacturer also is seeking another U.S. site for growth, a company executive says.

June 12, 2014

Premium Lock Raleigh commits $100,000 to new startup business campaign

A new initiative from the Raleigh City Council calls for a variety of financial incentives in its attempt to lure more startup businesses. The City's economic development director says technology is a focus because it is "a sweet spot" for jobs.

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