While technological advances and consumer demands accelerate the pace of innovation in electric power generation, distribution and consumption, it is grid integration and public policies that ultimately will determine how rapidly and well those advances are deployed.
This was the consensus expressed by energy experts convened at the first-ever Energy Thought Summit at Research Triangle in Raleigh Nov. 12 to examine the complexities facing an electric power industry being turned on its head by rapid change.December 2, 2014 |
Those of us in the business of promoting our communities are knowledgeable and passionate about our places. But too often we can get caught up in our own perceptions of our towns and don’t take the time to listen to our constituents -- or maybe we’re secretly afraid to hear the bad stuff.
Recently, when we created a video about our community, we decided we wanted to hear directly from Holly Springs business owners and residents themselves – who better to explain why businesses should consider locating to our town?
Whether facilitating world-leading talent or drawing billions of dollars in research funding, higher education institutions have been at the heart of the Research Triangle Region’s economic success, business leaders told a gathering of over 900 at today’s State of the Research Triangle Region breakfast in Durham. The annual event highlighted accomplishments for the region during the past 12 months, including corporate relocations and expansions, the addition of new hard assets and progress made toward the region’s five-year strategic plan.May 22, 2014 |
Indeed, the Research Triangle Region is an epicenter for cleantech corporate locations and echoes the conference’s theme of technology convergence. And the market-shaping technologies announced at DistribuTECH mean dollars and jobs landing in our region.February 11, 2014 |