Housing and construction has been in the news a lot over the past few days. And this news has been positive.
The news substantiates discussions I have been having with those I know in the construction industry, both residential and commercial, that construction is on the upswing. Now, I am not saying it is on the late 1990′s, early 2000′s upswing. But then again, look at what ended up happening.
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Welcome to this series of semi-live blogs from the Triangle Entrepreneurship Week 2012 (#TEW2012) conference in Raleigh and Durham, NC. Any errors, omissions, or silly side comments are my own.
Government Role With Startups
Panel: Derrick Minor (Innovation & Entrepreneurship Manager, Raleigh) Mary-Ann Baldwin, Deborah Ross (NC General Assembly), Bonner Gaylord, Casey Steinbacher (Durham Chamber of Commerce)
Questions were asked of the panel members. These are most of the questions and the answers provided. Continue reading “Triangle Entrepreneurship Week 2012: Government Role With Startup #TEW2012” »
For the regular readers of this blog, you know that I am a huge proponent on start-ups and entrepreneurship. In the past, I have blogged about various events that promoted start-ups and entrepreneurship. This blog is not different. Last night was IdeaMensch, Raleigh edition. IdeaMensch is a community of people who inspire others to act on ideas and the Road Trip is a traveling idea generation platform that covers 48 states, with 50 events over 4 months.
Along with Mario Schulzke, who started IdeaMensch, there were 5 great entrepreneurial speakers about their ventures, opportunities, and things they learned. Here are some quick highlights of all the speakers:
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The Raleigh-Cary area is consistently getting top rankings in it seems every ranking by every newspaper, magazine, or study. Again, this week is no different. In a Bloomberg-BusinessWeek article, the Raleigh area ranked #1 for the Best City In America. The article goes into detail in why Raleigh got the top ranking.
For the past 20 months, the Raleigh area has been at or near the top of over 114 list, including more than 10 so far this year. The types of lists ranges from quality of life to residential market quality to various employment clusters to being one of the top funniest cities.
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I enjoy being in the outdoors. Hiking and camping are two of my hobbies I have had since I was a kid. Well, last night I got the opportunity to hear about RGreenway Raleigh, with an App in process (You can also check them out on Twitter). It will ensure that you never get lost in Raleigh’s and the Triangle’s Greenways. I got to hear about them because last night was another Innovate Raleigh meetup.
The purpose of these meetups is to let people know about the people, companies, and organizations that are being innovative and to help promote Raleigh as a hub of innovation across the country. Continue reading “The Need For Raleigh (and The Triangle) To Be Innovative” »
You would think we would get used to it. ”Get used to what?” you may ask. Well I am not referring to the 100+ degree heat that the city will be experiencing for the next five days. It is to another Top 10 or Top 15 ranking by some outside organization looking in. This time AOL Real Estate included Raleigh in its listing of 15 Cities Where The Future Looks Bright. Why? Jobs, jobs, and more jobs.
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