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  • bioMérieux to break ground on Durham expansion

    About 18 months after it announced it would invest $48 million and add 44 jobs, diagnostics company bioMérieux has plans to break ground in Durham.

    The French-based life sciences company received $400,000 from Durham County in February 2013 and a $200,000 grant from the state a month before. But it has been relatively quiet about the expansion since then.

    On July 9, that will change.

    CEO Alexandre Mérieux along with Americas President and CEO Stefan Willemsen are scheduled to join Gov. Pat…

  • N.C.'s 10 major airports, by corporate jet activity

    The largest airports in North Carolina don’t necessarily see the most corporate jet activity. While Raleigh-Durham International Airport sees the most aircrafts of all the airports in the state, other major airports see more corporate jet activity.

    Read: The Triangle’s corporate jets take off after post-recession recovery

    North Carolina has 10 passenger-service airports and 65 publicly-owned general airports. Data from the Federal Aviation Administration shows some of the smaller airports have…

  • Denmark-based pharmaceuticals company acquires Raleigh manufacturing plant

    Xellia Pharmaceuticals announced Monday it has acquired Fresenius Kabi’s manufacturing plant in Raleigh. The facility is the Denmark-based company’s first in the United States.

    The acquisition includes an ongoing manufacturing agreement between Xellia and Fresenius Kabi. Xellia will continue to manufacture products, such as medicines and transfusion technologies, at the site for Fresenius Kabi. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

    Headquartered in Copenhagen, Xellia Pharmaceuticals…

  • LivingSocial CFO John Bax to step down

    John Bax will step down this month as chief financial officer of LivingSocial Inc., leaving a role he’s held since 2010. Dan Federico, LivingSocial’s treasurer and vice president of finance, has been tapped to replace the outgoing CFO.

    Bax has commuted to D.C. for years from Oklahoma, and plans to move with his family to Scottsdale, Arizona, after he leaves LivingSocial. In an interview Monday afternoon, he said he will to take on a new venture in “in a consumer product field” unrelated to (and…

  • Why Raleigh should top this tech jobs list

    Raleigh has snagged another list – this time as one of four “alternative cities” for finding great tech jobs.

    “Alternative,” see, because we’re not New York or California, says listmaker Tech Republic.

    “No worries,” the article reads. “You’ve got lots of options.”

    We know.

    Specifically, the list give the top spot to Provo, Utah, citing its GoogleFiber and high concentration of tech companies.

    Nashville, Tenn., dubbed a “Southern ‘it’ city,” gets number two (“the…