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  • Grayson Wins Outstanding Extension Service Award

    Kevin Grayson, Assistant Director of Technology Management, Industry Expansion Solutions (IES), is one of thirteen recipients of North Carolina State University’s Outstanding Extension Service Award (OESA) for 2018. Awarded annually, OESA acknowledges outstanding extension, engagement and economic development activities by staff and/or faculty members of NC State. In response to the new IES strategic direction—one […]

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  • International Standards Organization Unveils ISO 45001

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently released the new ISO 45001 standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS). Published on March 12, 2018,  ISO 45001 provides a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better and safer conditions for workers everywhere. The standard was developed over a five-year period […]

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  • NCMEP leaders featured in Business North Carolina’s Manufacturing Round Table

    NCMEP Director Phil Mintz and NCMEP Advisory Board Member Jerry Pedley were both featured in Business North Carolina magazine’s Manufacturing Round Table discussion in the March 2018 issue. The discussion, hosted by Dixon Hughes Goodman in Winston-Salem, was moderated by Business North Carolina publisher Ben Kinney. From Business North Carolina: “North Carolina is a many-faceted […]

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  • New Triangle Workforce Skills Analysis Released

    The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Capital Area Workforce Development Board, City of Raleigh and Wake County Economic Development, with partners from across industry sectors and the NC Chamber, recently released a regional workforce skills analysis of North Carolina’s Research Triangle region. Key takeaways include: Businesses expect to grow There is a wide range of demand for skilled […]

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  • Reminder for 2018 Baldrige Award Applicants: Send Eligibility Forms by February 14

    If your organization or one you know is interested in applying for a 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, please note that eligibility packages (including the downloadable Eligibility Form) must be postmarked by February 14, 2018. In addition, complete award application materials must be mailed with postmark dates no later than April 24, 2018. Those dates […]

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  • Supply Chain Mapping the Defense Sector in North Carolina

    In a proactive response to changes in federal defense budgets, the North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (DIDI) was created in 2017. The initiative has been managed through a partnership between NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) and the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (NCDMVA), and funded through a grant awarded by the United […]

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  • Minerals Research Lab Wins Education & Outreach Award

    The Minerals Research Laboratory (MRL) has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) Partnership Appreciation Award.   The MEC Partnership Appreciation Award acknowledges an individual or organization that has exemplified support for the MEC’s mission, either through development and use of educational materials for K-12 teachers and students, or for […]

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  • NC DIDI Announces Third Statewide Town Hall in Asheville for Defense Industry Suppliers and Contractors

    Raleigh, NC October 10th, 2017 – The North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (NC DIDI) will host a town hall entitled the “NC DIDI Western DoD Suppliers Forum” on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 to discuss solutions to the challenges being faced by businesses who contract Department of Defense contractors in the state of North Carolina. The town hall […]

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