PPD

PPD

Economic growth strategy is dominating conversations from neighborhood associations to cities and counties -- to the state and federal levels.  New Hanover County Commissioners recently paid for an analysis on the best ways to grow the area’s economy.  

UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or CIE, has unveiled the business sector’s answer to match-making. 

In the wake of UNCW’s Information Technology Conference and the release of the Garner Report, the question of how to spur economic development in the Cape Fear Region persists. Should leaders be luring outside businesses, developing local industries, or encouraging start-up activity? In answer to this, UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or CIE, is training local entrepreneurs to identify area business owners’ needs, develop solutions accordingly—and take these ideas to broader, out-of-state markets.  

This weekend the Cape Fear region welcomes more than two thousand athletes from across the country for the sixth annual Beach2Battleship Triathlon. And these iron and half-iron endeavors aren’t exactly everyday athletic events. Their sponsor, PPD—a Wilmington-based pharmaceutical research organization—is honoring seven special participants.

Tomorrow marks the sixth annual Beach2Battleship Triathlon, which is sponsored by PPD, a Wilmington-based organization researching pharmaceutical technology. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wilmington Family YMCA. And among the two thousand-plus participating athletes are seven special participants known as PPD Heroes.

Pharmaceutical Product Development – better known as PPD in Wilmington – announced this morning that it’s Board of Directors has named a new chairman and CEO.

PPD CEO Resigns

Dec 13, 2011

PPD’s new CEO Raymond Hill resigned Monday after only three months at his post and just a week after the company went private. 

The $3.9 billion acquisition of PPD by the Carlyle Group and Hellman and Friedman is now complete.