Business

MetLife received 77,000 applications for Charlotte jobs

March 26, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

More than 77,000 people appllied for the 1,300 positions MetLife will create at its new retail operation in Charlotte. The New York-based insurance company has filled more than 900 jobs, with 700 of those going to local residents. The company also plans to create 1,300 jobs at a technology and operations center in Cary.

Triangle Rock Club owners win SBA award

March 26, 2014

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

The Small Business Administration named the owners of the Triangle Rock Club its 2014 North Carolina Small Business Persons of the Year. The company operates climbing centers in north Raleigh and Morrisville. Andrew Kratz and Joel Graybeal are now eligible for the SBA's national award, which will be announced in May.

RF Micro signs deal with Air Force research lab

March 26, 2014

(The Winston-Salem Journal)

Greensboro chip-maker RF Micro Devices signed a $9.7 million agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory to produce monolithic microwave integrated circuit technology for defense applications, including radar and military communications.

Cary's SciQuest looks to raise $90 million in stock offering

March 26, 2014

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Cary-based SciQuest could raise about $90 million in a public offering of 3 million stock shares. The technology company plans to use the proceeds for working capital and general corporate use.

Watauga County bridge dedicated to fallen officer

March 26, 2014

(The Watauga Democrat)

The U.S. Highway 421 bridge over the South Fork New River near Boone was dedicated to the late William Mast Jr., a Watauga County Sheriff's deputy who was killed while on duty in July 2012. 

Novant Health opens Lexington specialty clinic

March 26, 2014

(The Dispatch, Lexington)

Winston-Salem based Novant Health opened the Lexington Medical Pavilion, a specialty clinic that will make it more convenient for Lexington residents who would otherwise have to travel to Thomasville  for treatment. Specialists will share office space and each will offer limited hours per week.

Heilig-Meyers building in downtown Concord to become apartments

March 26, 2014

(The Independent Tribune, Concord)

The Concord City Council decided Monday to sell the nearly 30,000-square-foot former Heilig-Meyers building to a developer who plans to renovate it into apartments. 

Developer plans $10.2 million Greensboro apartment complex

March 26, 2014

(The News & Record, Greensboro)

Richmond, Va.-based Halcon Companies willl build a $10.2 million, 80-unit apartment complex at South Elm-Eugene St. near Interstate 85.

SECU buying local with purchase of 8,000 Lenovo PCs

March 25, 2014

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Raleigh-based State Employees Credit Union is buying 8,000 PCs from China-based Lenovo, which will assemble the computers at its Guilford County plant. The PCs will replace existing computers at SECU's 253 branches and five operations centers.

Crescent reveals plans for two mixed-use projects in uptown Charlotte

March 25, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

Charlotte City Council approved a $10.3 million bid by Crescent Communities to purchase a city-owned parcel in uptown Charlotte near the NASCAR Hall of Fame where the firm plans to build a 27-story office tower. The real-estate development firm revealed it also wants to build a second mixed-use project that would include a hotel, apartments and retail space at another uptown site.