Piedmont Triad

AUG 2012

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TRIAD It's All in the Numbers 170,000-Square Feet of Meeting Space Cohesive meeting space in one central location. That's what you get with Twin City Quarter's Benton Convention Center, Marriott Hotel and Embassy Suites. An affordable destination rich with features and amenities - Wi-Fi, restaurants, cafes, lounges, spa and salon, Starbucks and fi tness centers. Conveniently adjacent to Fourth Street's Restaurant Row and the Arts District with galleries, dining and shops. The only number you'll need for one-stop-shopping: -,,#---#.,+' expansions in and relocations to the region include New York-based Ralph Lauren Corp., Greensboro-based Solstas Lab Partners LLC and Honda Aircraft, joining companies such as Atlanta- based United Parcel Service Inc., Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Kmart Corp., Winston-Salem-based Hanes- brands Inc. and Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble Co. The education sector also has xÌhÊ>n`Ê hiÀÀÞÊ-ÌÀiiÌÃÊUÊ7inÃÌon-->limÊ ÊÓÇ£ä£ ÎÎÈ°ÇÓx°ÎxääÊUÊÜÜÜ°ÌÜinViÌÞµÕ>ÀÌiÀ°Vom I'M NOT JUST PREPARING FOR MY FUTURE. I'M PREPARING FOR YOURS. partnered with private industry to develop resources and workforce-devel- opment programs for the logistics sector. The N.C. Center for Global Logistics is a consortium of educational resources provided by community colleges in Davidson, Randolph and Forsyth counties and managed from Guilford Tech. The center is "good for the entire Piedmont Triad region because it enhances an ongoing collaboration between the business community and higher educa- tion," Guilford Tech President Randy Parker says. "No organizations are better suited to do this than the four partnering community colleges that have been nationally recognized for their workforce- development standards." Adds Greensboro Mayor Robbie Perkins: "If a region doesn't evolve, it will lose out. We are at a point now in the Triad where we have very moti- vated leaders across the region, whether urban, rural or in between. We are transforming our economy, and we are bringing the workforce along with us." Meanwhile, the region's life-sciences $W 81&* ZH DUH GH¿ QHG E\ WKH GLIIHUHQFH ZH PDNH ± QRW MXVW IRU RXUVHOYHV EXW IRU HYHU\ SHUVRQ DQG RUJDQL]DWLRQ WKDW VKDUHV RXU FDOO WR GR VRPHWKLQJ PRUH www.uncg.edu sector is turning tobacco warehouses and factories into modern, open scientific spaces at Piedmont Triad Research Park, home of Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Anthony Atala, a pediatric urology surgeon, founded the institute after growing tired of seeing children die or live difficult lives due to a lack of transplant organs. On a tour of the labs, Benjamin Harrison, a faculty member, describes how the institute has regener- B USI N E SS N C

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