Apex and AT&T Identify "AT&T Fiber Ready Site"
The Town of Apex and AT&T entered into a promotional agreement in early November that identified a specific business corridor as an "AT&T Fiber Ready Site." The agreement is a cooperative effort by the Town of Apex and AT&T to ensure that the area will be equipped with advanced broadband services (fiber) for business and industry.
Apex Businesses Land on TBJ's Fast 50 List for 2015
The Triangle Business Journal's Fast 50 list for 2015 included three businesses with a presence in Apex: ATI Industrial Automation, Prime Mortgage Lending, and BioResource International. ATI Industrial Automation is currently expanding its local footprint by 60,000 square feet and plans to add up to 30 employees in 2016. Prime Mortgage Lending Inc. credited a strong sales team and plans to add 20 - 25 new employees and increase production by 25 percent in 2016. BioResource International will add an additional five employees to its team in 2016 with plans of further diversifying products and services.
Town of Apex Participates in GIS Day 2015
On Nov. 18, the Town of Apex participated in GIS Day 2015. Town of Apex staff explained how GIS is positively impacting development while also teaching residents about issues such as the bond referendum for transportation needs and improvements in Apex that was passed in the recent election.
Cary Receives Recognition for Safety, Best Place to Live
In November, Cary was ranked as the #4 Safest City in the Nation according to SmartAsset. The study took a holistic approach, looking at a number of different metrics. Violent crime was a primary factor, but SmartAsset also looked at other measures of safety, such as motor vehicle accidents, drug use, and excessive drinking. The violent crime rate in Cary is the sixth lowest of any major U.S. city, at just 84 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. Compare that to Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina, where the violent crime rate is 648 per 100,000 residents.
Additionally, Cary was ranked sixth on 24/7 Wall St.'s "America's 50 Best Places to Live." The study looked at data on U.S. cities with populations of 65,000 or more as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau. The results were then based on a range of variables, including crime rates, employment growth, access to restaurants and attractions, educational attainment, and housing affordability.
STOCK America Announces Expansion in Garner
STOCK America, a leader in innovative sterilization solutions, will expand to a new location in Greenfield North Business Park in Garner. The new location will result in the consolidation of company offices in the U.S. and will serve as the headquarters for the company.
Hinton Oaks Business Park under Construction
Hinton Oaks Business Park is under construction near I-540 in Knightdale. It will include just under half a million square feet of new industrial space. Architectural Granite & Marble opened recently, and a 120,000-square-foot speculative flex space building is under construction. Future phases are available to meet client demand.
Morrisville Companies Land on Deloitte Fast 500 List
Eight North Carolina companies appeared on Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500 list. Of these eight, three of the companies are located in Morrisville: Issuer Direct Corporation, MaxPoint Interactive, and Netsertive. Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth over a three year period.
NC Rail Road to Build $8M Bridge in Morrisville
The North Carolina Rail Road Co. has partnered with the town of Morrisville to build a new $8 million bridge over Crabtree Creek. The new bridge will replace the existing bridge, which has stood since 1927. The town has approved a $1 million contribution to help with the project, as well as build a greenway pedestrian path beneath the new bridge. View the full Triangle Business Journal article here.
Forty540 Office Park Ready to Break Ground
Developers for the proposed Forty540 office park on Slater Road overlooking the I-40 and I-540 interchange in Morrisville say the project will be ready and underway before the end of the year. The first office building for the park is planned to be a five-story, 200,000-square-foot Class A office building with design elements similar to the buildings in nearby Perimeter Park.
Morrisville Road Projects Moving Forward
Town officials for Morrisville say road construction planned to begin this spring and continue for the next five years will drastically improve drive times once it's complete. Work has already begun on building a bridge over Morrisville Parkway near Park West Village, so traffic will no longer be held up by trains. That work will require a six-month road closure in 2016. Read more here.