Posts tagged “Economic development”

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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