CloudWyze recently traveled to Raleigh to attend the CED Tech Venture Conference, one of North Carolina’s most important conferences for entrepreneurism. Hundreds of investors from across the country packed the conference rooms and exhibit areas to see more than 70 companies present their work. Wilmington was well represented with five companies on hand, including National Speed, which took the stage as a promising emerging technology company.
Attendees told us repeatedly that they hear great things about what’s happening in Wilmington. We’ve graduated from being just the place that people want to go for vacation to a place where business is being taken very seriously. That position is hard-earned, and one that we, as a business community, must continue to support if the nascent status of our rising is to mature and take a serious foothold.
How can your business demonstrate that you and your company support Wilmington’s growth and success, that you want it to be a place where business thrives and jobs are abundant for those who want them? How do you help Wilmington be all it can be?
Sitting back and reading the news isn’t enough. Making Wilmington be the best Wilmington takes commitment and a “get ‘er done” attitude. Here are a number of really exciting things happening to the business ecosystem in this area, and some ideas on how your business can positively impact their success:
InnovateNC: It was announced in September that a group of local government, business and non-profit organizations came together to apply for a grant worth $250,000 in services – we won! InnovateNC’s objective is to help regions like ours compete by maturing a business cluster that can impact our area, much like Research Triangle Park did for Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill. Our region will build on the efforts already underway in the marine and biotechnology sectors.
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