Triad businesses are closing the books on 2012. Triad Business Journal contributing writer, Justin Catanoso, joins WFDD's Audrey Fannin for a look at the year in business, as well as what's in store for 2013.
Herbalife is moving to Forsyth County. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the company has chosen to locate a manufacturing and distribution center in the former Dell Inc. assembly plant. The company is expected to create 493 local full-time or full-time-equivalent jobs over three years. During a call with WFDD News, Mayor Allen Joines would not comment about Herbalife locating in Forsyth County. But he did confirm, Governor Beverly Perdue will be in the county Wednesday afternoon to make an economic development announcement. It'll be held at the vacant Dell plant on Temple School Road.
The downtown Winston-Salem landmark remains vacant after hotel developer Dennis Quaintance opted against converting the historic R.J. Reynolds Building into a luxury hotel. Justin Catanoso, contributing writer with the Triad Business Journal discusses why with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.
One organization plans to ramp up production of a new light source, while a new startup seeks to work on new drugs that could help people suffering from Parkinson's Disease and addictions. Justin Catanoso, contributing writer with the Triad Business Journal and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program, discusses these developments with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.