Posts tagged “Economic development”

Updated June 9, 2014

Premium Lock Brookings Institute gives a thumbs up to RTP's future plan

In a new report titled "The New Geography of Innovation," the Research Triangle Park receives high marks for its still-unfolding plan to remake the five-decade-old science and research park. While several cities are recognized for revitalizing urban zones as hubs of entrepreneurship and innovation, RTP is cited as the model for turning traditional office parks into an "urbanized science park."

Light rail in RTP future? Light rail in RTP future?

June 9, 2014

Premium Lock NC 29th for Silicon Valley talent; you wouldn't guess who is No. 1

A new report breaks down where Silicon Valley firms draw their talent and, yes, North Carolina is on the list. But the state ranks below Missouri (??) and other states not known as high-tech hotbeds. But where is the top talent source? Hint: It's not what you think.

Cisco engineer and NCSU grad Bil Dry wows Pat McCrory Cisco engineer and NCSU grad Bil Dry wows Pat McCrory

Updated June 9, 2014

Premium Lock You Decide: Can gray become green in rural areas?

Mike Walden Dr. Michael Walden: Retired people are on the move. They're going to resorts, towns and cities where their children and grandchildren live, or simply to locations with a lower cost of living. And they're not just visiting - they're staying.

June 9, 2014

Premium Lock World Cup to test broadband in Brazil

The Broadband Report: Brazil is facing a massive challenge this week as the FIFA World Cup kicks off and millions of soccer fans armed with mobile phones, smart TVs, PCs and tablets generate what many believe will be an unprecedented demand for bandwidth.

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June 9, 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 - more than 50 stories over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRALTechWire last week.

Updated June 6, 2014

Premium Lock NC wins Cisco expansion - 550 more jobs for RTP

Cisco Systems Inc. is adding more jobs and investing additional money in its RTP campus. State officials formally agreed to a contract with Cisco early Friday as part of a tax incentive package to help lure the new jobs to North Carolina, which beat out Texas and Georgia for the jobs.

Cisco engineer and NCSU grad Bil Dry wows Pat McCrory Cisco engineer and NCSU grad Bil Dry wows Pat McCrory

Updated June 6, 2014

Premium Lock Cisco's D-Day salute to USofA: New jobs in RTP

Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers has been fighting corporate U.S. tax policy for years and has said more than once the networking giant wasn't going to hire or grow in the U.S. until policy changed. Then came Friday's news that 550 new jobs - and 143 lost through layoffs - will be added to Cisco's RTP campus. So what's going on?

In constant motion, leaders talk new jobs at Cisco In constant motion, leaders talk new jobs at Cisco

June 6, 2014

Premium Lock NC House and Senate give tentative nods to Commerce reorganization

New jobs     The state House and Senate on Thursday gave tentative approval to different versions of a bill designed to turn the marketing and job-recruitment functions carried out by the Department of Commerce to a private nonprofit.

Updated June 5, 2014

Premium Lock Report: New 'strategic direction' for entrepreneurs will drive job growth

A group of organizations across North Carolina, including the Triangle J Council of Government, outlines in a new report stressing four goals that it says if achieved would make the state more competitive and create more jobs. One section focuses on the need to boost the entrepreneurial sector, including a call for more capital.

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Updated June 5, 2014

Premium Lock Lawmakers poised to turn business recruitment over to nonprofit

Commerce committees in both the House and Senate approved legislation Wednesday to turn the state's job-recruitment efforts over to a nonprofit company that would contract with the state but be able to keep more of its activities private.

Sharon Decker Sharon Decker

Updated June 4, 2014

Premium Lock Report: NC companies land $461M from investors in 2013

The trends that are described in the report demonstrate an "encouraging sign" for the region's entrepreneurs, says Joan Siefert Rose, CED's president.

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June 2, 2014

Premium Lock FreeWheeling NC wins local CityCamp event

CityCamp NC 2014 FreeWheeling NC won the fourth annual CityCamp NC event held in Raleigh on May 29-31 for their idea of prototyping a way to make biking safer in North Carolina.

June 2, 2014

Premium Lock North Carolina has new tool for STEM education

NC STEM Center The new NC STEM Center is a one-stop shop for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in North Carolina.

June 2, 2014

Premium Lock NTIA: Building on the community broadband momentum

The Broadband Report       Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling commented on the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and BTOP in today's edition of The Broadband Report.

May 30, 2014

Premium Lock NetApp's new lab means 'on order of 150' new RTP jobs

Storage technology firm NetApp dedicates a new 155,000 square facility building - the fifth at its RTP campus - and will add "on the order of 150 new positions" to man it, says the company executive who oversees its Triangle operations.

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Updated May 30, 2014

Premium Lock NetApp dedicates huge R&D engineering lab in RTP

NetApp formally opens a new 155,000-square foot research and development lab focused on cloud computing technology and development at its growing campus in Research Triangle Park on Friday morning. Despite two recent rounds of layoffs across the company, NetApp continues to grow in N.C.

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Updated May 30, 2014

Premium Lock Time running out on anniversary special: Save 25% on a WRAL TechWire subscription

From IBM, Red Hat, SAS, Cree and Glaxo to emerging firms such as Appia, ChannelAdvisor, Liquidia, Semprius, Triangle Startup Factory and Bronto, WRAL TechWire Insiders receive the best news, analysis and commentary every business day. Thanks for reading! It's our first anniversary and we're sharing the gifts with you!

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Updated May 29, 2014

Premium Lock CityCampNC returns: Seeking better life through innovation

CityCampNC, a three-day event focused on united government, citizens and the private sector to jointly develop better quality of life through technology and innovation, opens Thursday evening with teams developing ideas that can be prototyped in under 72 hours.

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Updated May 29, 2014

Premium Lock Startup Factory reboots: 'Pitch days don't work any more'

No more grandiose launch parties for companies exiting The Startup factory accelerator. The four latest firms were introduced to an intimate gathering of some 100 invited guests Wednesday evening as co-founders Chris Heivly and Dave Neal seek to build relationships for their startups rather than a "magical moment." WRAL TechWire's Jason Parker has the Inside report.

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Updated May 29, 2014

Premium Lock NCTA steps up support for 'patent troll' legislation

Members of the North Carolina General Assembly area hearing an increasing crescendo of support from key members of the state's technology industry to act on "patent troll" legislation. Helping organize those efforts is the North Carolina Technology Association.

Brooks Raiford Brooks Raiford

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