The Business Report

Friday at 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Every week, 88.5 WFDD speaks with Justin Catanoso, contributing writer with the Business Journal and director of the journalism program at Wake Forest University, about events and developments affecting the Piedmont Triad's economy.



Veterans as employees
9:38 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Closing the Skills Gap

Every Friday on 88.5 WFDD Justin Catanoso, the director of the journalism program at Wake Forest University, sits down with a reporter from the Triad Business Journal to discuss business-related topics in the Piedmont. This week, he spoke with Katie Arcieri about companies who are struggling to find skilled labor.  She tells Justin this is the reason why several of these companies are giving returning veterans a second look.

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1:19 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Questions Surround How Affordable Health Care Act May Impact Specialists

The Affordable Health Care Act will extend some insurance coverage for people who need to see a specialist.
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The Affordable Health Care Act is law. But little is known on how it will impact health specialties.

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1:15 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Greensboro Seeks Big Win in Development Strategy

Greensboro seeks major new economic developments.
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With the new year, the city of Greensboro is reviewing its current economic recruitment strategy to see if there's a better way to land a major economic partner. Catherine Carlock covers economic development for The Business Journal. Carlock and WFDD's Audrey Fannin discuss the business community's rising frustration as major companies have expressed interest in the city, but then settled elsewhere.

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8:42 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Piedmont Business Leaders to Watch in 2014

Piedmont business leaders work to mold a more prosperous economy.
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Strengthening the Piedmont's economy will require a new vision on multiple levels.

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Job Creation
9:58 am
Fri December 27, 2013

2013, a Good Year for Some in the Piedmont

Several companies are bringing new industrial jobs to the Piedmont.
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More industrial jobs are coming to the Piedmont.

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