Posts tagged “Economic development”

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.

"Raleigh's for You" campaign website "Raleigh's for You" campaign website

June 11, 2014

Premium Lock Raleigh steps up its efforts to recruit startup companies

A new initiative approved by the Raleigh City Council calls for a variety of incentives - from funding to grants and more - in its attempt to lure more startup businesses. The city plans to target technology, fashion and what it describes as "makers."

"R4U" economic development guide "R4U" economic development guide

June 10, 2014

Premium Lock Inside CED's Innovators Report: Exploring its meaning, implications

Joan Siefert Rose, president of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, talks with WRAL TechWire Insiders about the Innovators Report released last week which found that startups and other emerging businesses in North Carolina raised more than $400 million in capital through 2013. So what does the report say about the state's startup ecosystem going forward?

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Updated June 10, 2014

Premium Lock Winston-Salem strikes AT&T ultra-fast Internet deal; Carrboro next?

Fiber optic network                      The City of Winston-Salem is the latest municipal participant in the North Carolina Next Generation Network project to make a deal with A&T for the deployment of an ultrafast Internet and entertainment network. Carrboro could be next.

Updated June 10, 2014

Premium Lock Raleigh-Cary metro ranks 8th on Forbes' 'battle for information jobs' list

Information Technology      A new report from Forbes says the Raleigh-Cary metro area is among the national leaders for information technology job creation. Forbes recently cited Raleigh-Cary fourth overall for job creation.

Updated June 10, 2014

Premium Lock Looking for work? 'Bullish' hiring in Raleigh-Cary, Manpower says

Jobs         Job seekers in the Raleigh-Cary metro area can expect better hunting in the third quarter of this year, says a new survey of employers from talent management firm Manpower. Across the state, hiring is forecast as "strong."

Updated June 10, 2014

Premium Lock Infographic: Where are the jobs across the U.S.?

The hiring outlook across the U.S. is at its highest level since before the recession struck in 2008-2009, says talent management firm Manpower. And the Raleigh-Cary metro area is the second best for hiring prospects in the third quarter. An infographic from Manpower highlights the national trends.

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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?

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