by Jordan Green

Monitoring the economic pulse of the Triad

by Jordan Green

Global computer maker expected to launch production in Guilford

Computer vendor Lenovo plans to expand a distribution center in Whitsett to create a new computer manufacturing line in 2013, Gov. Bev Perdue announced on Monday.

The Perdue administration lauded the development as “defying a trend that has seen electronics manufacturing jobs migrate overseas for more than two decades.” The company, which has headquarters in both Beijing and Morrisville, plans to create 115 new manufacturing jobs in Whitsett to make the Think-branded notebook and personal computers.

The company employs more than 2,000 people in North Carolina.

Entrepreneurship summit to take place at WSSU

The 2012 WSSU Entrepreneurship Summit is scheduled for Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Center on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. Speakers and panelists for the inspirational, educational and motivational event include media personality Busta Brown, bank president Simpson “Skip” Brown, investment banker Algenon Cash, social-media practitioner Joy Cook, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board member John Davenport and Winston-Salem City Councilman Derwin Montgomery. Contact Nishaka Proctor at or 336.478.2305 for information about registration.