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.



Business Report
12:58 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Project Haystack May Benefit Generate Billions for Several Piedmont Communities

A new economic development project in the eastern part of Guilford County could benefit several communities in the Piedmont.

A part of the Triad may get a present that will keep giving for years to come.

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7:20 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Entrepreneurs Join Artists on Crowdfunding Sites

Entrepreneurs are vying with artists to raise capital on crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
Credit Valor American Home

  Kickstarter launched in 2009 and quickly created a buzz among artists, musicians and filmmakers looking for alternative ways to fund and distribute their creations.  Now traditional entrepreneurs are trying to use such sites to launch their businesses as well.  WFDD's Audrey Fannin discusses the new way to raise capital with Justin Catanoso, a contributing writer for the Business Journal and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program.  

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5:04 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Entrepreneural Immigrants Have Made It in America

A view of Genesis Aviation's shop
Credit Genesis Aviation

Immigrants have long come to our country to create the businesses they envisioned and live the American Dream.  This week, the Business Journal is profiling some of these very successful entrepreneurs.  Business Journal contributing writer Justin Catanoso, who is also director of Wake Forest University's journalism program, visited our studios to discuss these immigrants who have ‘Made it in America' with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.

Correction: Yuni Nguyen, owner of the American Language Academy in Greensboro, was misidentified as male in the report. Our apologies to Ms. Nguyen!

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Regional Growth
7:00 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Downtown University Campus to Anchor Greensboro Development on South Elm

Rendering of the downtown university campus on South Elm Street in Greensboro
Credit Opportunity Greensboro

This week, a parcel of land on South Elm Street in Greensboro was identified as the site of the future downtown university campus, which will provide a collaborative space for the city's seven colleges and universities. The broader development goals for the 7.5-acre location are the topic of this weekly discussion on Triad business issues with Business Journal contributing writer - and Wake Forest University journalism program director - Justin Catanoso and WFDD's Audrey Fannin.

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7:04 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Rural Counties Weigh Economic Development Options

Counties included in the Piedmont Triad Partnership.
Credit Piedmont Triad Partnership

The Piedmont Triad Partnership began as an economic development tool to market the Triad to prospective businesses both domestically and internationally.  That's been affected by reorganization at the state level. Business Journal contributing writer, and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program, Justin Catanoso, spoke with WFDD's Audrey Fannin about the changes bringing both uncertainty and opportunity to the region. 

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