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Business
5:18 am
Fri June 6, 2014

'Pay to Play' : Piedmont Triad Partnership Moves Forward, Despite Funding Cuts

The Piedmont Triad Partnership is shifting from a public entity to a private entity. One of the projects the organization is working on is to help develop an aviation hub around the Piedmont Triad International Airport.
Credit Dave Thrower

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 Piedmont Triad Partnership 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.

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Business
6:35 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Triad Adding to State's E V Charging Stations

In Winston-Salem, owners of hybrid cars do not have to pay to charge at the Main Street station. But City Sustainability Manager Wendell Hardin says beginning in May 2014, that will change. Drivers will pay between $1.50-$2.00 an hour.
City of Winston-Salem

Electric car owners can charge up in the Triad.

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Business
3:25 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

RF Micro Devices Announces Merger That Would Create $2 Billion Company

Credit Logo image courtesy of RF Micro Devices Inc.

Greensboro-based electronic chip maker RF Micro Devices  Inc. announced a major merger Monday. The company is buying Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor. It’s an all-stock deal valued at more than $1.5 billion. The merged company will have combined revenues of more than $2 billion.

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Economy
5:46 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

New Greensboro City Manager Plans to Build on Momentum for More Economic Growth in the City

Jim Westmoreland, Greensboro's new city manager, has worked for the city of Greensboro since 1996. He says one of the biggest challenges this year for city officials is figuring out how to fix a $5-million deficit in the city's budget.
Credit City of Greensboro

The city of Greensboro has a new leader. Last week, council members chose Deputy City Manager Jim Westmoreland to replace City Manager Denise Turner Roth, who has been tapped for a federal post.

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Development
1:15 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Greensboro Seeks Big Win in Development Strategy

Greensboro seeks major new economic developments.
Credit Dave Thrower

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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