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Airbnb partners with Raleigh to launch City Portal

Raleigh is among 15 pilot cities where Airbnb is launching its new City Portal. Billed as a “first-of-its-kind solution,” the platform is built exclusively for governments and tourism organizations and includes tools and locally-specific data to better understand the short-term r… Read more >

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UNC & Duke ranked for Entrepreneurship

The latest 2020 rankings for the university programs that produce the most entrepreneurs that go on to garner venture funding are now available. Duke nabbed the No. 20 spot with 484 founders and $11 billion capital raised. Among its offerings: the Program for Entrepreneurs (P4E), a program a… Read more >

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‘Made in NC’ Initiative Unites Public and Private Sector to Deliver Vital COVID-19 PPE to Health Care Workers Statewide

New collaboration will produce nearly 2 million N95 respirators per year to address the urgent need for affordable access to essential PPE in communities that need them most DURHAM, N.C. – Organizations from both the public and private sector have teamed up to launch the Made in NC in… Read more >

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Triangle is an Attractive Area for Companies, Despite COVID-19

The effects of the pandemic are still being felt in all aspects of life, including at work, school, and home. However, despite COVID-19, the Triangle area remains an attractive region for companies to expand, relocate, and/or set up headquarters due to its robust business and entrepreneurial… Read more >

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Gwyneth Paltrow to be face for Merz Aesthetics

Gwyneth Paltrow is giving a high-profile Hollywood boost to Raleigh-based Merz Aesthetics as it launches a global promotional campaign for anti-wrinkle treatment. She’s the latest star to back the product Xeomin, which is pronounced Zeo-min. The other was Christie Brinkley who promoted… Read more >

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Walmart and Flytrex choose Fayetteville for Drone Pilot Program

Walmart Inc., the world’s largest retailer, will begin testing drone delivery in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the company announced in a blog post on Wednesday. The new pilot program with Flytrex, an end-to-end drone delivery company, is launching Wednesday and will focus on deliverin… Read more >

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NC Among Top Migration Destinations Amid COVID-19

North Carolina is among the top hotspots that people are fleeing to in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, numerous reports show. North Carolina ranked No. 7 on the list of states that saw the biggest influx of new moves between March and August this year in data compiled by moving company… Read more >

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Michael Haley Shares Insight on Migration

North Carolina is among the top hotspots that people are fleeing to in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, numerous reports show. The Old North State ranked No. 7 on the list of states that saw the biggest influx of new moves between March and August this year in data compiled by moving co… Read more >

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Bandwidth Helps Students Move From College to Careers

While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to reduce their workforce, Raleigh-based Bandwidth announced it will be expanding its headquarters and creating 1,100 new jobs and $100 million in capital investment over the next eight years. CEO David Morken founded the software commu… Read more >

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NCSU and Bandwidth Fight to end Robocalls

New research from North Carolina State University finds that the number of robocalls isn’t going up and that answering a robocall doesn’t make you more likely to get additional robocalls. “These findings stem from a broader study that is the first step toward a more robust … Read more >