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Volvo's decision to build a $500 million vehicle manufacturing plant in South Carolina not too far from a Boeing aircraft assembly plant and across the state for a booming auto-related corridor near Greenville is just another slap in the face for the future of economic growth in North Carolina. As our state's battle over incentives - and crowdfunding - drags on, North Carolina's rivals cash in. So even though CEOs in a new survey say they like N.C., does the General Assembly like CEOs?
Ride-sharing service Uber, which says it has already created 8,000 jobs for drivers in North Carolina, is looking to hire thousands more. To help meet that goal, the company will work with several nonprofits in the Triangle to train drivers.
Even the most casual inspector of the Triangle entrepreneurial startup scene can find examples of growth and new jobs all across the Triangle. The Tech Jobs Under the Big Top event next week will draw hundreds of people where tech firms small to IBM are hiring. Uber is hiring. And a new survey from NCSU says many startups are planning to boost hiring in the near future.
IBM and a growing list of other technology firms in the Triangle will be pitching themselves as a place to work to potential recruits during the "Tech Jobs Under the Big Top" so-called reverse job fair next week. Organizer Chris Heivly is expecting a record crowd at a new venue - a real tent this time.
Ride-sharing service Uber says it has created more than 8,000 jobs for drivers in the 19 months that it has provided service in parts of North Carolina. Now serving 10 metro areas, the startup forecasts 120,000 jobs for drivers by 2020.
The debate over state and local tax incentives designed to encourage companies to create jobs - an on-going, acrimonious battle in North Carolina - has led to the suspension of benefits for IBM in Missouri where the state says Big Blue isn't meeting its promises. A spokesperson disagrees: "I'm telling you quite directly that IBM has fulfilled its obligation to the state." So who is right?
California-based NetSuite is planning to add jobs - a lot of them - in Durham once its $200 million acquisition of Bronto Software, says Andy Lloyd, the firm;s general manager for commerce and products. In addition to growing Bronto's work force, NetSuite will base other people in the Bull City, he says.
CBC Americas, which is part of a Japanese-owned conglomerate, is moving its corporate headquarters to Cary and is opening a distribution center in Alamance County, promising to create 96 jobs over the next five years.
Right now, North Carolina is "Out of business," when it comes to having a toolbox of incentives to offer job-creating companies the state might want to attract, said North Carolina Commerce Secretary John Skvarla keynoting at the WRAL Crowdfunding event in Raleigh Tuesday morning.
The WRAL Crowdfunding event was an education in the latest startup funding tool, and that's exactly what the experts at the event stressed entrepreneurs need. Do your homework before embarking on a crowdfunding venture if you want to succeed.
In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news:Obama announces new $100 million Tech HIre Initiative; Envisia names a new president; Epic Games buys more land ; Cisco says some new jobs could be coming to the RTP.
A newly released report from research firm Battelle documents the continuing growth of the biotech industry across North Carolina. Jobs are up, economic impact is surging, and average salaries are at $81,000. In fact, biotech employment grew more than 30 percent between 2000 and 2012 compared to an overall job growth rate of 1 percent.
IBM's Watson in dino toys; Windsor Circle hiring; AT&T-Alltel deal closes; Lenovo's 'flash' sale streak; BlackBerry sues Seacrist
In today's Bulldog wrapup: IBM's "Watson" to speak in dinosaur toys; Durham-based startup Windsor Circle is hiring and looking for interns; AT&T-Alltel deal in N.C. closes; another "flash" sale sellout for Lenovo; and BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrist again.
Clean energy-related firms employ nearly 23,000 people across North Carolina and now represent nearly $5 billion a year in economic impact, according to an annual survey conducted by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association. Plus, many firms are hiring.
To those doubters who question the value of the biotechnology industry to North Carolina's economy, a forthcoming report will show how misplaced such thinking is. We've got a sneak peek for our Insiders.
Revenue for the Triangle's largest biotech company was up 40 percent over the prior year, and they are adding 100 new jobs at all levels of the organization in the next couple of months while also committing to the local talent pool.