September 21, 2018

Report: NC cleantech jobs surge but employers struggle to find employees

RALEIGH – When it comes to traditional energy jobs, North Carolina lags behind. But don’t worry, there’s a flipside.

“When we talk about low-emissions technologies, North Carolina is capturing these jobs at a rate far above the rest of the nation – 65 percent versus 45 percent, respectively,” says Susan Sanford, executive director of Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC), an industry-led initiative focused on accelerating cleantech innovation.

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June 27, 2018

Exec: Hiring starts 'immediately' for Xylem's 300-job Durham expansion

Xylem subsidiary Sensus is hiring “immediately” for the 300-job expansion in Durham that the company announced Tuesday. That’s according to Todd Boyle, vice president of human resources with Xylem.

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April 16, 2018

Energy conference to shine light on NC’s increasingly powerful industrial presence

The North Carolina State Energy Conference brings more than 75 speakers to the NC State University McKimmon Center on Tuesday and Wednesday, to examine the impacts of energy technologies, policy, and innovation, particularly in NC.

Susan Sanford, head of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, points out that the event focuses attention on all that’s happening in the state.

“I cannot think of another state where you can find all of the incredible energy resources we have here in North Carolina,” she points out.

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March 16, 2018

Charlotte’s Joules Accelerator links cleantech startups and utility providers seeking innovation

Eager to tap into the current cleantech innovation scene and to pair promising sustainability startups with major utility providers like Duke Energy, the Joules Accelerator is looking to further execute its mission with a fresh cohort starting in May.

The Charlotte-based nonprofit accelerator wants to reach early-stage energy and cleantech entrepreneurs—within the post-revenue, pre-series A stage—who have already launched a product and need market traction.

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December 18, 2017

Cleantech is big in the Triangle, and she's helping lead the way

Susan Sanford believes cleantech will become one of the fastest-growing job sectors in the Triangle as companies and cities try to use less energy to save money and reduce their environmental impact.

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November 09, 2017

Triangle Tech Could Help Rebuild Puerto Rico

It’s been nearly three weeks since Hurricane Maria devastated much of the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico and things still don’t appear to be getting much better.

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April 20, 2017

Trilliant to move global HQ to Cary, add 130 jobs

A California cleantech company is moving its global headquarters to Cary, creating 130 jobs.

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January 09, 2017

Corporate Venture Conference, Entrepreneurship on Cleantech Cluster Agenda

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) has a lot on its agenda for 2017, from increasing membership and new hires to new programs and events such as a corporate venture conference, Executive Director Susan Sanford says.

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October 24, 2016

Manufacturing Day 2016: A Resounding Success

Along with thousands of businesses, schools, students, educators, and parents the International Trade Administration (ITA) celebrated the fifth annual Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 7. Across the country, events showcased how manufacturing has become innovative, inventive, and exciting, and the incredible potential in the future of manufacturing. 

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October 20, 2016

Officials look at future of transportation in the Triangle

Local officials are looking to the future and that means figuring out a way to deal with expected traffic issues over the next 25 years.

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