Triad Business Journal http://wfdd.org en 'Pay to Play' : Piedmont Triad Partnership Moves Forward, Despite Funding Cuts http://wfdd.org/post/pay-play-piedmont-triad-partnership-moves-forward-despite-funding-cuts <p>The Piedmont Triad Partnership based in Greensboro was founded as one of the seven regional economic development offices across the state, tasked with creating a sense of regional identity and marketing its 12-county footprint. But this July, with the removal of all state marketing funding, regional economic development will make a significant shift as the <a href="http://www.piedmonttriadnc.com/">Piedmont Triad Partnership</a> begins operating as a private organization — one that no longer operates as a traditional economic development group, but rather a privately funded entity that’s focused on specific regional goals of its own choosing.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:18:47 +0000 Keri Brown 11683 at http://wfdd.org 'Pay to Play' : Piedmont Triad Partnership Moves Forward, Despite Funding Cuts Faster Internet Speed: When Will It Reach The Triad? http://wfdd.org/post/faster-internet-speed-when-will-it-reach-triad <p>Just a few years after Triad cities fell over themselves trying and failing to lure Google’s gigabit fiber initiative, superfast broadband appears to finally be finding its own way to the area. But when will it arrive, and what will it mean for you and local businesses?</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Keri Brown & Justin Catanoso 10843 at http://wfdd.org Faster Internet Speed: When Will It Reach The Triad? Entrepreneurs Join Artists on Crowdfunding Sites http://wfdd.org/post/entrepreneurs-join-artists-crowdfunding-sites <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kickstarter launched in 2009 and quickly created a buzz among artists, musicians and filmmakers looking for alternative ways to fund and distribute their creations. &nbsp;Now traditional entrepreneurs are trying to use such sites to launch their businesses as well. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:20:00 +0000 Audrey Fannin & Justin Catanoso 8607 at http://wfdd.org Entrepreneurs Join Artists on Crowdfunding Sites Deere-Hitachi Expands, TIMCO Waits and the Rhino Returns http://wfdd.org/post/deere-hitachi-expands-timco-waits-and-rhino-returns <p>Each Friday WFDD takes a look at business in the Triad. &nbsp; This week instead of focusing on one topic, we&#39;ll review three developments in area business with Justin Catanoso, contributing writer for the <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/" target="_blank">Business Journal</a>&nbsp;and director of Wake Forest University&#39;s journalism program. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Audrey Fannin & Justin Catanoso 7398 at http://wfdd.org Deere-Hitachi Expands, TIMCO Waits and the Rhino Returns