Posts tagged “Economic development”

Updated August 20, 2014

Premium Lock Some 200 NC firms, including several Triangle tech ventures, crack new Inc. 5000

Some 200 companies from around North Carolina - including several tech ventures based around the Triangle - are among the latest Inc. 5000 list released early Wednesday. We've got the list: Two Toasters, Netsertive, Appia, ReverbNation, Bronto, Brooks Bell - and many more.

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Updated August 20, 2014

Premium Lock Crowdfunding killed in NC; bill backer criticizes Senate strategy

NC JOBS Act    The tweet from WRAL's Capitol news team says it all for crowdfunding in North Carolina: "House votes to KILL H1224 47-54." The NC JOBS Act was part of House Bill 1224, which went down to defeat after some bitter debate. The vote failed despite last-second lobbying from Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker.

Updated August 19, 2014

Premium Lock Crowdfunding, solar, job recruitment at stake in legislative impasse

As the General Assembly enters showdown week over several key bills, entrepreneurs, solar power backers, investors and job recruiters have a lot riding on the fate of "HB 1224." There's much more at stake than crowdfunding as GOP leaders search for a way to reach a truce.

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August 18, 2014

Premium Lock Raleigh-Cary No. 2 on Forbes' best list for your professionals

Forbes  Forbes ranks the Raleigh-Cary metro area as the second best city for young professionals for a second time. In a new report out Monday, the capital city metropolitan statistical area ranks behind Des Moines, Iowa, just as it did on the first list three years ago.

August 18, 2014

Premium Lock Your 52 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.

August 15, 2014

Premium Lock Tickets now available for all Forward Triangle - Triangle Entrepreneurship Week events

The calendar is set and tickets are now available for all the events that will make up the fourth Forward Triangle - Triangle Entrepreneurship Week coming next month.

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Updated August 15, 2014

Premium Lock 'Startup Crawl' to kick off Innovate Raleigh Summit

Raleigh's growing skyline   The annual Innovate Raleigh Summit is adding a new feature to this year's event: A walking tour of downtown hot spots for new and emerging businesses. The "Startup Crawl" is set for Sept. 9.

Updated August 15, 2014

Premium Lock Egad! Crowdfunding bill now caught up in teacher assistant dispute

NC JOBS Act    Backers of the NC JOBS Act, which would permit crowdfunding for startups in North Carolina, may not get their wish for passage as heated political debate drags on in the state's General Assembly. Crowdfunding as well as economic development issues such as a new job development fund are part of a package that still divides House and Senate.

August 14, 2014

Premium Lock High-tech job openings in N.C. fall 5.5% in July

The daily average of information technology job openings advertised across N.C. fell 5.5 percent in July from June, but the new IT Job Trends report from the N.C. Technology Association says the employment picture is better than the statistics indicate.

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Updated August 11, 2014

Premium Lock Swine power players: The Storms Hog Power facility development team

Who are the power players in the Storms Hog Power project that's turning swine poop into electricity?

The "digester" The "digester"

Updated August 11, 2014

Premium Lock Holy sow exclusive! NC waste management project turns pig poop into electricity

Waste-to-energy technology turns a smelly swine waste lagoon near Bladenboro into a power source. WRAL TechWire Insider Allan Maurer reports the details in an exclusive story for our Insider subscribers.

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August 11, 2014

Premium Lock Report: NC 3rd largest state in biotech; RTP 4th top cluster

Biotech & Life Science Technically North Carolina ranks both third and fourth among the nation's life science hotspots. That's according to a new life science industry report from Jones Lang LaSalle.

August 11, 2014

Premium Lock Week in review: WRAL TechWire headlines

Week in review 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 August 8, 2014

Premium Lock Going coastal: Beach, beer and business

Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference Friday, Saturday and Sunday - those are the days many think about when it comes to the Southeastern North Carolina - especially in the summer. It's the other four days of the week economic developers in the region are looking to promote.

Updated August 8, 2014

Premium Lock City of Raleigh offers support to accelerator program

Citrix Venture Accelerator Innovators Program On the heels of last week's Citrix Venture Accelerator Innovators Program announcement, HQ Raleigh announced on Friday a strategic partnership with the City of Raleigh to support the program this fall.

Updated August 8, 2014

Premium Lock Microsoft opening North Carolina's first retail store

Microsoft plans to open their new retail store doors at The Streets at Southpoint on Thursday, Aug. 21. The grand opening ceremony also includes an Xbox One event with basketball star Grant Hill.

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August 8, 2014

Premium Lock Entrepreneurship Week coming to Triangle in September

Forward Triangle will bring together the local entrepreneurial community to provide resources, knowledge and connections for businesses to succeed for a week of events in September.

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August 7, 2014

Premium Lock Shoeboxed to anchor American Underground expansion

American Underground      The business services startup said Thursday that it is moving its operations to Main Street in downtown Durham.

Updated August 7, 2014

Premium Lock CED names 18 showcase companies for Tech Venture

Eighteen companies will be featured on the main stage next month at CED Tech Venture Conference, representing North Carolina's hottest emerging technology companies.

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August 7, 2014

Premium Lock National accolades for Raleigh just keep coming

Raleigh is cool, inventive, great for startups and a booming technology hub. That's what the experts keep saying this year for the city.

Raleigh Rocks Raleigh Rocks

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