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Regional Report Triangle March 2012

When Bob Geolas was a boy, his father took him to see construction at Research Triangle Park. Now he's the president and CEO of the Research Triangle Park Foundation of North Carolina.

2012-03

Regional Report Triangle February 2012

Raleigh-based Progress Energy Inc., which plans to eliminate 700-1,000 jobs after its proposed merger with Charlotte-based Duke Energy Corp., agreed to sublease 380,000 square feet at Two Progress Plaza to Red Hat Inc. through August 2035.

2012-02

Out on your own

Cover story: A software CEO evangelizes entrepreneurship, preaching to prisoners that the way to be free is to start your own business.

2011-11

30 that count

The host of public television’s Carolina Business Review selects the key figures influencing the Tar Heel economy.
2011-10

Regional Report Triangle August 2011

In June, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. agreed to buy RBC Bank USA, the Raleigh-based retail-banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada, for approximately $3.5 billion.
2011-08

Legal Elite - Intellectual property

2009 Legal Elite winner: Intellectual Property - David M. Carter, Carter & Schnedler PA, Asheville
2009-01

Hey, you, get onto my cloud

I’m not a trendsetter, a declaration that will come as no surprise to anyone who has seen the way I dress or noticed which music stations are programmed into my car radio. But I’m way ahead of the other kids on my block when it comes to cloud computing — a concept that deserves your attention.
2008-12

Regional Report Triangle December 2008

In the 1950s, state government and business leaders feared that too many of North Carolina’s best and brightest were leaving for jobs in other states, which helped keep per capita income among the nation’s lowest. As the decade came to a close, they established Research Triangle Park near Durham, hoping to use the attraction of nearby major universities to lure companies with the kind of jobs that could plug the brain drain.
2008-12

Christopher Hartnett

Christopher Hartnett doesn’t take a thing for granted.
2008-11

James Whitehurst

In January, James Whitehurst became president and CEO of Raleigh-based Red Hat Inc.
2008-11

Joan Myers

In 2007, Joan Myers left after nine years as president and CEO of the North Carolina Technology Association for a job at Cary-based SAS Institute, the world’s largest private software company. Less than a year later, she changed jobs again, this time to work for Fayetteville-based Partnership for Defense Innovation.
2008-11

Phil Drake

Phil Drake vowed never to go into the tax business.
2008-11

Regional Report Triad November 2008

Four years ago, Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines called Dell’s decision to build a factory in Forsyth County a “special Christmas present” — one that the city, county and state promised to pay more than $300 million to get.
2008-11

Tom Jacobik

As head of Google’s new $600 million data center in Lenoir, Tom Jacobik is the local face for a faceless corporation that, depending on whom you ask, is either a kindly benefactor or a greedy behemoth.
2008-11

Chasing stories

My insomnia continues. The Boss wrote about it 16 months ago in this space and how it played into a change in our Web site — www. BusinessNC.com. That’s when I started posting The Daily Digest, a roundup of links to the top business and politics newspaper articles across the state. One thing I’ve learned since: Negotiating newspaper Web sites is hard work, whether you’re poring through them on deadline at 5 a.m. or browsing casually during the day. But that’s what creates value in what I do.
2008-09

I read the news today, oh boy

One of North Carolina’s highest-profile industries is deeply troubled, shedding jobs and watching revenue melt away like ice in August. Who mourns for this industry? Not thee. Not me. We don’t have to. The newspaper industry mourns for itself so loudly that we can barely get a word in edgewise.
2008-08

FTCC

Fayetteville Technical Community College’s center will train technicians
in simulation modeling for employment in a number of industry sectors
2008-07

WCU’s Kimmel School forms a bridge between the academy and the economy

Engineering students develop skills through project-based experience
while entrepreneurs get prototypes for new products and processes.
2008-07

Leaving the nest

If you ever had cause to visit the Durham headquarters of Motricity Inc., the software company that found itself with a pile of investor cash last year, you surely marveled at the place.
2008-05

Keith A. Luedeman

With a bachelor’s in math and computer science from Clemson, Keith Luedeman, 43, worked for IBM and several up-and-coming high-tech companies before starting Goodmortgage.com in 1999. With a staff of 45, it now operates in 16 states and lends more than $500 million a year.
2008-04