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November-December 2011 Newsletter

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International cleantech experts convene in the Research Triangle Region

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan greets members of the International Cleantech Network during their October visit to the region. RTRP hosted the network of global cluster leaders for a four-day visit. Members toured regional research centers and companies and heard about the region's triple helix model of promoting business growth and competitiveness, which has made it one of the most economically competitive regions in the world.

October 2011 Newsletter

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Research Triangle Region community colleges prepare workforce for cluster growth

Students and instructor inspect photovoltaic panels at the Orange County campus of Durham Technical Community College during one of many courses offered by the region's community colleges to develop a workforce for targeted clusters. While regional, state and national leaders focus on creating jobs and driving economic recovery, community colleges prepare workers to fill them.

September 2011 Newsletter

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Region's nanotechnology cluster grows on biotech innovation

The Research Triangle Region's world-leading biotechnology cluster and emerging leadership in nanotechnology combine to create a new world of very small devices with potential to leave a very large mark on the economy and humankind.

August 2011 Newsletter

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Region's new manufacturing jobs are cleaner, higher-paying, in growth sectors

Semprius Inc.'s announcement it would manufacture solar panels at a pilot plant in the region is the latest example of clean manufacturing jobs that are replacing those lost in traditional industries with higher wages and in growing sectors.

June-July 2011 Newsletter

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Research Triangle Region among leading smart grid hot spots

A dense and rapidly expanding concentration of companies, technologies, researchers and support services make the Research Triangle Region a hotspot for this high-potential growth industry. RTRP is taking strategic steps to turn the region's innovation assets in smart grid into new companies and jobs for the future.

May 2011 Newsletter

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Research Triangle Region investments top $1.5 billion, 6,600 jobs in 2010

Research Triangle Region companies announced $1.5 billion in capital investments and more than 6,600 jobs during 2010. Another $243 million in investments and 1,400 jobs were announced during the first quarter of 2011. "Our diverse, innovation-based economy makes this region one of the most resilient in the world," RTRP President and CEO Charles A. Hayes told regional business and community leaders at the 2011 State of the Research Triangle Region, hosted by RTRP with naming sponsor IBM.

April 2011 Newsletter

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New Web site markets Research Triangle Region as business location of choice

The Research Triangle Regional Partnership's new Web site showcases the 13-county region's unique assets, world-leading clusters and innovative companies that make the region one of the most economically competitive in the world and among the best places to live, work and play.

March 2011 Newsletter

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Cluster-based Economic Development: A Winning Strategy for the Research Triangle Region...