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Breaking News: Google Fiber Coming to the Triangle

After months of anticipation, it is official. Google has announced its plans to bring Google Fiber to our area. Google Fiber promises to provide speeds up to 1,000 megabytes per second, or 100 times faster than today’s average broadband connection. This service is provided in just a few areas in the world, and today only […]

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Google Fiber Coming to the Triangle!

Earlier today, Google announced that they are considering the Triangle for additional deployments of their fiber optic internet and video service. It is imperative that the town take a proactive step and immediately begin a dialog with Google fiber representatives as well as other communities in the area.   I plan to do whatever it […]

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Visit from Chinese delegation!

This week, Mayor Stohlman and Council welcomed a delegation from China, along with some of the investors, looking to invest in the Chinatown project in Morrisville, to be located in the Outlet Mall in Morrisville. During this visit,  we met welcomed Mr. Feng Xubin, General Manager of the World’s largest commodity market “Yiwu City”, China. […]

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Celebrating at the Morrisville Chamber Annual Meeting

On Friday, I enjoyed the Morrisville Chamber Annual meeting and I personally thank Carlotta, Outgoing Chair, Jeff Sheehan,, the Board, and all of the Ambassadors and volunteers, who work so hard to continue to grow Morrisville into one of the most dynamic and innovative Towns in the region. Carlotta updated all of us on the […]

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President Obama’s remarks at NC State

   I greatly enjoyed the President’s remarks on the economy during his visit to Raleigh yesterday. We were especially excited to hear from him that the Triangle will be an innovation hub for the next generation manufacturing. The President reminded us of the critical role universities play in research and development, which eventually benefits the private […]

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Jan 6- Jan 11 Week in Review

I had a very productive week with activity always increasing in Morrisville. Triangle J Meeting with Secretary Tata  Secretary Tata spent an hour with Mayors and elected officials, highlighting progress the DOT has made in the areas of customer service, job creation, and the success of the strategic funding formula.    I was excited to […]

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Meeting with Mayor Stohlman and DOT Secretary Tata

On Friday am,  Mayor Stohlman and I met with DOT Secretary Tata to discuss the possibilities for the state to provide matches in funding or to provide credits to Morrisville if we fund via bond or through the General Fund widening of state roads, most notably Morrisville Carpenter Road and NC 54 Bypass. I am […]

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Councilman Rao Week in Review for Nov 18- 22 week

Office Hours  Tennis Academy-  I met with investors and  tennis coach from Florida, looking to establish a world class tennis academy in Morrisville.    We mety with Staff and there is strong interest for this to happen in Morrisville.    23 court facility, clay courts, indoor center, and boarding.    We may see if we […]

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TYE Launch at TIE Carolinas

Last evening, I attended the TYE or The Young Entrepreneurs, hosted by the TIE Carolinas and TIE Global Chapter. TIE Carolinas President, Abhi Muthuyan, reminded each of us, that TIE represents the largest entrepreneurship and mentoring organization in the world,with over 60 chapters in 45 countries, and over 60,000 members. Having this global organization right […]

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Hotties Graduation

On Wednesday, I was honored to attend the Hotties Graduation, and thank Carlotta and the Morrisville Innovation Foundation Board for working with me to launch this great chapter in our Chamber and Town History. Congratulations to Concert Telecom, JWeb, Finder 411, Dignify Therapeutics, and CHappter 1 for their hard work, continued success. Great presentations and […]