May 24, 2016

New Durham 2.0 Investor – Time Warner Cable

The Durham Chamber would like to welcome Time Warner Cable back as a Durham 2.0 investor!

Time Warner Cable Inc. is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting 16 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business … read more

Growing the Talent Pipeline

Durham Technical College awarded over 1,000 degrees, diplomas, and certificates to nearly 800 individuals in their curriculum programs, and nearly 150 high school equivalency credentials. In addition, in the past year, over 500 students have completed continuing education training in such areas as Biotechnology, Nursing Assistant, and Hospitality.

North Carolina … read more

Investor Spotlight: Durham Bulls Baseball

The Durham Bulls are a proud investor in the Durham 2.0 program and honored to be working to build a stronger community.

The baseball season is underway, and that means Durham Bulls Athletic Park has been busier than ever with an increased schedule in 2016. In the past, the Bulls … read more

May 17, 2016

Crowdfunding Nonprofits with Envested

Crowdfunding has become one of the most powerful tools to fund a new business, an event, or just an idea –  in fact, crowdfunding is on track to surpass venture capital funding this year (Forbes). It’s also an amazing way to help great causes in our community.

With … read more

May 12, 2016

Durham Chamber Launches #Free2BDurham Community Conversation in Response to House Bill 2

The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce will hold a community conversation aimed at helping people better understand House Bill 2 (HB2). The Chamber, along with community partners will kick off the conversation at a community event on Sunday, May 15 at 1 p.m. at Durham Central Park. This event is … read more

May 3, 2016

Are You Envested?

I wanted to share some exciting news about Envested, a new social network giving platform created so that you can do your part to transform your community. Envested partners with local nonprofits to create fundraising challenges that show the specific impact of dollars given. You can browse and select … read more

April 26, 2016

Durham Chamber Helps Secure 275 New Jobs for Durham

Aurobindo USA, the US subsidiary of Aurobindo Pharma, an Indian pharmaceutical company, is moving forward with the purchase of the 142, 400 square foot Teleflex building at 2917 Weck Drive.  The Durham location of Aurobindo will house a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant and R&D center while the company will keep their … read more

April 25, 2016

First Quarter Economic Development Update

Below are the Durham Chamber of Commerce economic development metrics for Q1 which has been a very active quarter.

New projects                                                                                                16

Jobs Announced                                                                                         726

Investment                                                                                                   $126,042,420

Project Visits                                                                                               5

RFI/RFP/Building Searches Completed                                              40

Follow-up Data provided                                                                          39

Existing Industry Visits                                                                            8… read more

Investor Spotlight: ABC-11 Eyewitness News

by Caroline Welch, president and general manager WTVD

Ask just about anyone and they can tell you that ABC11/WTVD has three newsrooms in the greater Triangle region – one in downtown Durham, one in downtown Raleigh and one in downtown Fayetteville.  After all, the station covers 23 counties in North … read more

April 19, 2016

The Chamber Opposes HB2

Since March 23, the Durham Chamber has been actively engaged in understanding and informing our membership of the details included in HB2 and its impact on the economic development of Durham and the quality of life of its citizens and visitors. To ensure that all voices were included in the … read more