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RALEIGH, N.C. (October 8, 2018) – Individual winners for the NC TECH Awards, North Carolina's only statewide technology awards program, have been announced by NC TECH.  This awards program recognizes companies, organizations and individuals for their achievement, innovation and leadership throughout the year.


 RALEIGH, N.C. (October 2, 2018) – Finalists for the NC TECH Awards, North Carolina's only statewide technology awards program, have been announced by NC TECH.  This awards program recognizes companies, organizations and individuals for their achievement, innovation and leadership throughout the year.


Spectrum News' In Focus Program
April 15, 2018

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NC TECH President + CEO, Brooks Raiford, appeared in April 2018 on the Spectrum News' "In Focus" program alongside NC's state CIO, Eric Boyette. 


February 21, 2018
Here's Where Technology Jobs Could Give Office Properties A Boost in 2018

The U.S. information technology sector saw “modest job gains” in January, when 3,300 jobs were added on the heels of the more than 104,000 new software and IT services jobs in 2017, reported IT trade association CompTIA. It predicts 5% global growth across the tech sector in 2018.  More than 18,000 tech businesses were operating in North Carolina in 2015, with tech employment in the state growing 17.4% from 2011-2016, according to the North Carolina Technology Association’s 2018 State of Technology Industry Report. Similarly, CBRE said in 2017 that Charlotte’s tech talent market had surged 77% over the past five years, the fastest growth of the 50 markets in the report.

Triad Business Journal
February 20, 2018
Report: Triad city sees 41 percent jump in available tech jobs

Burlington was one of the top two metro areas in the state to see an increase in hiring for tech jobs in January, according to a new report by N.C. Technology Association.

WRAL TechWire
February 20, 2018
Heads up, IT job seekers: Here are 10 most needed skills across NC

RALEIGH – The latest information technology jobs report from NC TECH finds that nearly 18,000 IT positions are available across North Carolina. Here are the skills most in demand:

Charlotte Business Journal
February 6, 2018
Man vs. machine: Tensions ahead for tech industry, say experts at Charlotte conference

This year, the technology industry will be a continued story of tension — man versus machine, centralization versus decentralization, risk versus trust. That was an overarching theme at last week’s North Carolina Technology Association conference in Charlotte.

Charlotte Business Journal
Feb 5, 2018, Updated Feb 7, 2018
As North Carolina's tech sector grows, these challenges persist

North Carolina may be ranked among the top 10 as far as growth in the technology sector, but there is still a long way to go. This and other topics regarding tech's future were discussed at Friday's N.C. Technology Association conference in Charlotte, preceding the release of the 2018 State of Technology..

Wral Tech Wire
February 2, 2018
Report: NC’s tech sector soared 28% in 2017, this year looks even better

North Carolina’s IT sector grew at a rate of 28.4 percent, twice the national average in 2017, and the future looks even brighter for the technology industry in NC, Ted Abernathy said at NCTech’s 2018 Outlook event in Charlotte Friday.

NC TECH Members In The News

Benny to lead Optricity throughout current growth phase with continued focus on client needs

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - September 19, 2018 - As Optricity enters into its fourteenth year of business, Sheila M. Benny, Co-founder and Owner of Optricity, continues her leadership role within the company as President with plans to strengthen technology innovation, engage the community and support client success around the world.

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Waynesboro, Va., and Columbia, S.C., Jan. 14, 2019 – Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos”) and Spirit Communications (“Spirit”) announced today that the two companies have been rebranded as SEGRASM.

In announcing Segra, CEO Timothy G. Biltz said, “This new brand marks the official launch of a single company with a mission and a culture that are dedicated to providing winning solutions for our customers. We are looking forward to the opportunities this gives us to better serve our customers, our communities and our employees.”

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AvidXchange Partners with Premier Community Bank to Bring AP Automation to HOA Management Customers

CHARLOTTE, N.C., (May 15, 2018) – AvidXchange™, a leading fintech provider of accounts payable (AP) and payment automation solutions for midsize companies, and Premier Community Bank (Premier Community) today announced a multi-year partnership that will bring innovative technology solutions to Premier Community Bank’s Homeowner Association (HOA) management customers. Through a strategic referral partnership with AvidXchange, Premier Community, headquartered in Bradenton, Fla., can quickly provide managers access to AvidXchange’s industry-leading AP automation and payment tool that addresses the many challenges HOA management companies face in paying property vendors.

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K4Connect and HHHunt Expand Partnership to Bring Smart Tech to New Spring Arbor Senior Living Communities

Company’s flagship solution will be deployed in two additional new senior living communities in Maryland

Raleigh, N.C. – May 8, 2018 – K4Connect, a mission-centered technology company, announced today that it has broadened its partnership with HHHunt’s Senior Living which owns and manages Spring Arbor assisted livingcommunities throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The expanded partnership will bring K4Connect’s revolutionary senior living solution, K4Community, to two new Spring Arbor communities in Maryland, increasing the total Spring Arbor implementations to 11 communities.

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Google released a report detailing the economic impact the company's data centers have had in communities across the country.

Report Microsite

National Numbers

  • $1.3 billion in economic activity generated across the US
  • 11,000 jobs created across the country (directly related to the data centers)
  • 4,700 job in wider consumer economy

 North Carolina

  • Total investment: $1.2 billion
  • Total jobs: 1,024
  • Contribution to GDP: $26 million
  • Total income generated: $22 million

NC TECH member AvidXchange Names FinTech Veteran, Dan Drees, as Chief Growth Officer

Company Release - April 18, 2018
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Triangle Business Journal
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
IBM's Research Triangle Park site lead to retire

After nearly three years of leading IBM’s Research Triangle Park campus, Fran O’Sullivan is retiring at the end of June.

WRAL Tech Wire
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Veteran Triangle exec, NCSU graduate takes over as IBM’s senior state exec for NC

Tim Humphrey, a veteran executive with deep ties to the Triangle who also is an inventor and an NC State graduate, is IBM’s new Senior State Executive for North Carolina.

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