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Ted Conner

Vice President of Economic Development and Community Sustainability
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The Research Triangle Park

“Our vision is for a very open innovation community. It’s not just about science, technology and engineering anymore. Our region’s great strength is that we work together.”

Bob Geolas, The Research Triangle Park's President & CEO

March 30, 2015 |
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Power Lunch: Outreach to NYC Site Consultants Leaves Nothing on the Table

I’ve always enjoyed business trips to New York City, a crossroads for so much of the world’s economic activity. But last month’s visit to the Big Apple was remarkable – and remarkably valuable.

New York in December was cold, crowded and decked out for the holidays. But the brief fly-in was focused keenly on what has become a central component in our organization’s mission: establishing and building on our region’s relationships with global site consultants. New York is home to many of them. Thus it was the first stop in what will be regular outreach missions to consultants and location advisers.

January 8, 2015 |
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2014 State of the Research Triangle Region

Industry and community leaders will gain a perspective of the region's economy at the State of the Research Triangle Region event on May 22 at the Sheraton Imperial.  The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP), along with naming sponsors PNC and the Research Triangle Foundation, will present the annual event. This year the event will focus on the impact of higher education on the Triangle's economic growth and business trends.

May 22, 2014 |
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State of Research Triangle Region Event Highlights Regional Economic Growth

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 |