Entrepreneurs Help Fuel Job Growth

By Laura Oleniacz

The co-founder of American Online Inc., Steve Case, told hundreds of people at a technology focused conference in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday that innovation and entrepreneurship are needed to help grow the nation’s economy and create jobs.

Case was the closing speaker at the CED Tech Venture Conference, a two-day event at the Raleigh Convention Center. The conference showcased emerging technology companies in the state.

As of Monday, about 650 people had registered for the conference, said Jason Parker, a spokesman for the Durham-based Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the entrepreneurial support organization that hosted the event.

There were also expected to be more than 75 companies on display at the conference as well, including budding technology firms from Durham and Chapel Hill.

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