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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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Religion
5:03 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Quaker Pastor and Best-Selling Author Philip Gulley to Visit First Friends Meeting in Greensboro

Quaker Books

Philip Gulley is a Quaker pastor and author of 18 books.  His most recent book is Living the Quaker Way: Timeless Wisdom for a Better Life Today.  Gulley will visit the First Friends Meeting in Greensboro this weekend for  Quaker Quest, a two day series of sessions and storytelling on the Quaker Way. 

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Leadership Development
1:19 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Local Authors Suggest Congress Is Caught in a Spell of Limitation

U.S. Capital Dome
Credit A. Currell via flickr

  Wayne Gerber and Dusty Staub are organizational consultants who work with corporations and organizations to identify their true purpose and to find ways to operate within that ideal.

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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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Philanthropy
6:34 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Youth Giving Summit Helps Teens Pay It Forward

Young philanthropists at the 2012 Youth Giving Summit.
Credit NC Youth Giving Network

This weekend in Greensboro, 200 high school students with gather for the Youth Giving Summit.  It's a statewide youth philanthropy event, and these teens will have a pool of $150,000 to distribute in their communities.  Eric Rowles is Director of the North Carolina Youth Giving Network.  Founded 8 years ago, Rowles says the program gives young people experience in paying forward their time, talent or treasure.   

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